August 11, 2009 – 3:15 – Seattle, WA

I’ve been typing up my 3:15 poems from this year (uh, even though I haven’t even finished typing up the ones from LAST year…) and this one is my favourite so far. If you don’t know what the 3:15 Experiment is, check out our FACEBOOK group or check out the Poets sharing their work on the 3:15 Experiment site.

August 11

Seattle, WA

I bet          no one but insanity
knows what it’s like to run amok
Big eyes from the galaxy     upon
him, ghosts from     the recent

If all our moments came back
to haunt us,     where would
they sleep?
Moments moping under the
accelerator, biding time in the kitchen
recipe for repetition
undisciplined action

They think the only direction
to go is up.     Could be
right, so late in the game
But she’s not taking
any chances.  All edible agents
are drawn and quartered, distributed
w/out much fanfare.
placing the lower quarter of an
idea in his mouth, he declared
all originality sin.


  1. art predator
    Nov 17, 2009

    I love this too–made me laugh and then cough. That really says something.

  2. Michelle Johnson
    Nov 18, 2009

    i love it. and this came out at 3:15 in the morning. wow~

  3. solar systems power
    Nov 19, 2009

    Lovely, good post. I just bumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts. Any way, I will be signing up to receive your feed and I hope you post very soon.

  4. openchannel
    Nov 20, 2009

    AP – thanks. I especially love the last lines: placing the lower quarter of an
    idea in his mouth, he declared
    all originality sin.

    Michelle – I have no idea exactly WHERE this stuff comes from at 3:15 AM. It’s always a surprise.

  5. openchannel
    Nov 20, 2009

    Wow, Solar Power has subscribed to my blog. LOL.

    I didn’t even know Solar Power could read. Or would use a word like “bumbled.”

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