Enter through a door:…

Enter through a door : exit a window
— the Dunning-Kruger Effect | an abstract dip
an invert parabola mocking egoism.
As i poured milk | a car outside
in synch | let out a strain in its throat
: the world’s phenomena are telling.
Later when the rain |…| we played chess

in the garden | & after moves to corner |
a rook & queen quarreled with each other
— a power vacuum naturally took hold.
i wish the world was mostly dead
& then i wouldn’t have to raise my voice.

“The heart will get what it deserves
: to be nothing more than a muscle |

huffing viscid fluids to a pulmonary thump.”
Daniel R. Robinson makes weeping C modal
—there is no music so gentle.
The farewell hand in hand | she weeps
C modal: “you’re a large bird in a small cage
— i should have set you free years ago.”

5 Comments Add yours

  1. This is a really interesting piece, kind of a thought-potpourri that leaves the essence but you never really see into the bowl. And if this was inspired by the Dunning-Kruger Effect… wow! You can make art out of anything.

    Great work!!

    1. The whole poem isn’t about the Dunning-Kruger effect. i do find the simplicity of graphs ironic, as they are in fact created from very complex processes.
      The poems are me trying to be honest & not ruling anything out. i get stuff pop in my head & i think “why’s it that has appeared?” & i honestly don’t know. But it feels somehow important, or at least deserving of the limelight, because it may ironically, mean something to someone. What does that mean for me to think something, for it to appear, unforced, & mean very little, yet it might be what was on the tip of another’s tongue.
      i also wanted to process the world & the conversations i read & hear, plus the conversations i imagine, situations too. i just want a hodgepodge of stuff that people can nibble at. Maybe the whole poem will works for them, maybe not, just a line perhaps will be useful. Mostly, to be honest, these are a sort of joyful catharsis, a way to be inclusive & unbiased toward a whole lot of phenomena,

  2. I’m probably projecting as usual, but I saw it as coherent, beautifully written of course, and with a gentle melancholy. Just extracting some words to show the undercurrent I read–mocking egoism/rook & queen quarreled/heart will get what it deserves/ farewell. So I’m an example of it meaning “something to someone.” 😃

  3. The sound of weeping as a modal scale. Quite interesting.

    1. Not an ululation, more a soft, joyous weeping. i often tune my guitar c-modal & the emotional effect is exacting.

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