Friday, May 29, 2020

What the atheist forgets:
it is easy to prove there is no God.

Everyone does it. The logic of devotion
demands it. God cannot be

and yet must be believed. What is hard,
as hard as life ever gets,

even when there is no light, is to doubt
the existence of your soul.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Kindred Spirits

The man who desires
to write a poem
is like the man who believes
in a philosophy.

They are both fools.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Some struggle and learn.
Others suffer and learn.
The poet struggles and suffers
and doesn't learn a thing,
except that to live is to labor
in ignorance and longing.

Monday, May 11, 2020

" which I attribute the empire of passion and dreams..." (Mallarmé)

Reason is
to experience

as passion,
to an empire.

Thursday, May 07, 2020

Doubt comes
from fear,
which tears
   the mind
      in two.

   is of unknown

Monday, May 04, 2020

BM: Why do you want to get your ideas in order?
EP: For my poem.
XX: Why do you refuse to accept reality?
YY: It's my philosophy.

Saturday, May 02, 2020

Study your existence
to become
good at being.

To be good at
heed your inspiration.