Tuesday, November 01, 2011

You Could



you could spill your coffee
you could open a door
you could paint a house
inappropriately bright colors
you could slap a stranger
or sing for no reason
you could drive nails
through the meat between your fingers
you could drive a car
entirely too fast
or creep entirely
too slow
you could use a bed
for everything but sleep
you could remember
you could keep walking
or you could suddenly forget
everything you know

11 comments:

February Grace said...

brilliant- and so poignant. the timing on things i'm coming across today out there in cyberspace seem to be very, very eerily timed...freaking me out but in a grateful way.

thank you this- it's now a touchstone piece in a very important mental puzzle i'm trying to build today.

i think i need to forget everything i "know".

i am so glad you posted this, I just have to leave you a virtual hug.

So, *hug*.

~bru

Cloudia said...

you could, rabbit;
you could. . .



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SzélsőFa said...

it makes one feel dizzy... strange...

Usemeplz said...

It's cool!!!!
Sorry for question, what's the car on the pic?

Choco said...

I could.. I could.. I am inspired :)

V.R. Leavitt said...

Beautiful poem!

jason evans said...

Bru, I'm always touched with one of my pieces resonates in a special way. Thanks. :)

Cloudia, indeed! All of the above.

Szelsofa, maybe there really isn't ground beneath our feet. Not the way we think there is.

Usemeplz, always great to see a new face! I'm not sure what kind of car it is. It sits in a field in northeastern Pennsylvania near our cabin. The image somehow seemed to fit with what I was saying here.

Choco, that much is always true.

V.R. Leavitt, thanks!

Lee said...

The car is a Chevy Corvair circa 1960 - 69 (not sure which year this one is - and don't ask me how I know this). ;)

jason evans said...

Lee, dang, you go girl! I know you told me not to ask you how you know this, but my curiosity is piqued. Did your family have one, maybe? Looks pretty stylish.... ;)

Lee said...

Neighbors - I never thought they were stylish haha!

jason evans said...

Lee, you must have been very jealous.... ;)