Category Archives: 2013: Poems From a Turbulent Year

Poems written every single day of 2013

1-20-13: “PRETENDING WE ARE ALONE” (© KPKeelan)

. They lie, these firewalls we construct to keep us apart. Sad constructs of fear, these uneven crutches separate us from our true natures. But we’ve forgotten how to live without them. We have convinced ourselves (foolishly!) that we can’t … Continue reading

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1-19-13: “PUT ON YOUR PARTY HAT” (© KPKeelan)

. All assembled? Here we go!   Grab your noisemakers, put on your party hat, and come! join the conga line of happy cretins. We march, toy soldiers on a self-sustaining Mobius strip, a motley parade of defiant revelers capering … Continue reading

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1-18-13: “A WINDOW INTO HIDDEN WORLDS” (© KPKeelan)

. A benign voyeur, I- studying unseen, listening undetected, I take quick peeks, steal clandestine glances… So many coded stories in a Human face! Each unconscious reaction, each contracted muscle reveals volumes in rubber lips, dancing eyes, contorted body language. … Continue reading

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1-17-13: “ROWING WITH A LEAKY BOAT” (© KPKeelan)

. No, no! Too much, too much!   I am but a man trapped in flesh and time. Too many tests to survive! Too many hurdles to jump. This ladder has no bottom rungs. Deaf, we must hear the secret. … Continue reading

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1-16-13: “DISCREET TEMPLES OF THOUGHT” (© KPKeelan)

. Dumbfounding to think: we are six billion individual oasis of cognition each, enshrined in eight pounds of squishy mystery organ… Living meat.  Thinking meat, infused with pulsating blood vessels, zapped with electrical impulses, bathed in a unique chemical stew. … Continue reading

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1-15-13: “UNDER SURVEILLANCE” (© KPKeelan)

. Subject covertly surveilled by inside man under observation for 56 years. Many patterns observed. Superficial changes: body grown, decayed- internal landscape: unchanged. The little boy is alive in the man. Mistakes are made, repeated. Subject does not appear to … Continue reading

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1-14-13: “IRRELEVANCE” (© KPKeelan)

. The gap between vibrating vocal chords and the vibrating bone in the inner ear is as vast as space as thick as soup. When we speak cry yell whine whisper we can publish broadcast tattoo write in big letters … Continue reading

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