i can smile so good…

breathing easy watching snow fall

got more’n enough of
everything i might need to
watch snow drop from clouds
too high to see. outside,
disregarding any semblance
of sober sanity, frozen rain
falls through air & slams into
ground; it’s a long journey
for a hard landing.

previously bagged comfort
& support fuels a peaceful
enjoyment of the snow show.
the dissonance in beauty inscribed
on each bit of ice taking its
own silent death-trip would
stagger Aristotle. flakes plunging
beautifully like dancers in high
wind all the way down requiring
nothing from me save observation.

with my slick gearshift movement
kinda luck, there’s nothing left for
worry; everyone coming is still
coming & everyone leaving has
left. why worry ’bout every
snowflake? it’s enough to read
curves in the wind doubling back
into whirls & eddies, guessing
flight-plans built on variable
probabilities. i’m gonna sit back &
watch the snow fall, not thinking
about anything.


Bruce Cockburn once said ‘All I ever thought was, ‘I’m going to do this as long as I can, and if I can’t get paid at it, I’ll be a bum doing it.’ And so, here I am.’ Nothing quite so thrilling as meeting one of those that have been there before. Even his crazy demagoguery seems less crazy after reading him saying that.

7 Responses to “i can smile so good…”

  1. Scent of my heart Says:

    enjoy the snow …

    • We only got an inch! Comp was down for maintenance all night and I couldn’t even write while the snow fell! Bummer, but shit happens and I will get to it next time. How’ve you been? Sorry I’ve been out of touch the last week I have been paying the price for that last manic period. (Shit does happen, as stated earlier!) Hope all is well,


  2. Minds at Pay Says:

    Something quite peaceful about this one. Doing what you love for as long as you are able – can’t ask for much more in this life.

    • Thanks very much for saying that. I have been trying so hard to break out of the limited thematic thrust of the last few poems and this was kind of a last ditch effort to morph all that hurt into something positive. Seems like it worked out OK, minus a few mistakes here & there. Glad you agreed. Once I read the quote the rest of the poem just sprang to life. Good to hear from you, was just thinking of you a few days ago. Hope you are doing well,


  3. love this one, masterful job.

    love your blog, your poetry is impressive!
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