Monday, January 26, 2009

thought dream 012109.2

5:27 pm january 21 sky bludgeoned
deep blue and turning black. tire tracks
in the hardened snow. waiting

for a bus in the slow upheaval.
somewhere, the towers burning.
the borders blurring. shadows

from skeletal trees grabbing at
the road. a dunkin donuts
bathed

in green light from a traffic
signal. night
scratching at the door.

gold christmas
lights (still)
draped on groomed

pine trees in the parking
lot of a bank. man
in desert camouflage

jacket walking
a black lab, the black
leash

getting tangled
around his jeans. a taped
announcement

from the MTA about
security
broadcast over the loud-

speakers on an empty
train platform. when the bus
comes, I will pause

for a moment, say hello
to the driver, and carefully
drop

the coins in the box.

9 comments:

Liam said...

Just a quick note -- I'm really enjoying these.

I enjoyed the black hole as well.

cowboyangel said...

Thanks. Glad you're enjoying them.

david said...

this is david, i am also enjoying them...also noticed your musical world these days has plenty of neil young, hmmm

david said...

this is david, i am also enjoying them...also noticed your musical world these days has plenty of neil young, hmmm

Anonymous said...

Again... nice work.

Just one of the many david's of your life.

P.S. I'll send a email when I release
my new work.

David

cowboyangel said...

anonymous david (hey, good name for a band),

Yeah, I've been listening to a lot of Neil lately. Somehow, all of the LPs, tapes and albums of his work that I once owned were ditched somewhere back down the road. woke up one morning and realized I had no Neil Young. And sometimes a man needs a Neil. Didn't want to go further in life without being able to hear "Out on the Weekend" again. Or "Cortez the Killer." So, I've been dumping stuff on the iPod and sorting through what I want to keep.

cowboyangel said...

And I want to hear your new work. do let me know.

crystal said...

I'm enjoying them too. When I read them, it's like watching a little movie in my head :)

cowboyangel said...

Thanks, Crystal.

Just be careful of the butter in the popcorn!