the sun is sparkling, the rain rumbling, and we badly need some poetry...

Friday, 11 January 2013

Mike Finley - 2 Poems

Knock on Wood

So a tree becomes a stump
and the microbes burrow in
until it is all lacework
a filigree of matter.

The world that seems solid
is full of holes,
holes between pores
and holes between cells,
holes between the molecules,
atoms and particles.

There are oceans of space within and between.
You could say we live in space.

I'm not really here,
I'm just saying I am.

The Rapture 

Walking with Rachel,
We detect a fragrance
So sweet and so intense

Like honey, lilac and swirled violets
We look at one another
With a look of deepest longing

Until we step into a clearing
And see the turquoise
plastic Port O Potty.

BIOGRAPHY:  Mike Finley is the author of the world's largest chapbook, YUKON GOLD.