found poem found

This is for Paul, because he cared enough to ask if I was still around.  :-)

We’ve been renovating our house since the end of December. We have to have it finished by the end of this month because a bunch of people are staying in our house… so that’s part of the reason I’ve been away. I’m also working as an on-set tutor for a Nickelodeon film, which means an 11 hour day once I get home. It’s a really great gig, fun cast, upbeat crew. How refreshing.

Paul, I was looking thru some old files and found this poem for you. They’re found lines, but I can’t recall where I found them.

Concrete Designs on Things Less Tangible

spring cleaning for ghosts of past lovers

my sword of Damocles

we are all fragile vases containing the same big air

the news headline at breakfast:

trade made for player to be named at a later date

3 Comments

  1. Paul
    Apr 22, 2009

    Cool, what a great found poem. Sometimes I am a little dubious about found poems but that one is supercool sounds great and that mind twist into gone-ness in the last line. And your job! Fantastic.

  2. Brad
    Apr 23, 2009

    Yep. That’s Paul for you. Probably the most observant and sociable around these parts.

    Great to see you are busy and refreshed. That’s a pretty rare combination. Cheers.

  3. openchannel
    Apr 23, 2009

    I remembered where the lines came from… I pulled them from my own journals. So I guess it’s more of a cut-up than a found poem.

    Brad, you are correct, sir. You know what helps? Instead of saying “my life is busy!” I now say “my life is full!” It has a more positive connotation, don’t you think?

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