ON A POPULAR PSYCHOLOGY
Feel anxious in a yellow room?
Try blue to soothe the nerves. Orange
to amp it up. In airports,
blue walls. Orange seats
on trains. Oh Kodachrome locomotion
when stalled-out, down & out, craving
rapid & real.
However. When in greyscale. When exhausted by Roy G. Biv.
Strange hands against my unstrange skin.
The pull of rail & then more rail. The opposite
pull toward death.
Avoid dormant, for Pete’s sake. Avoid yellow.
ON THE AWFUL GRAVITY
My back pressed to the mattress to accelerate
deflation. Snow angel style. How my body leaves
its shape and then that leaves.
When preparing to change course, draw first a replica
of your heart. The wind takes one.
One to steer your chest.
When crossing the tundra, when taking the stairs, believe
what the atlas tells you. Many before. Abundant breathing
room. The overlooks scenic abundantly.
And when we consider.
Things left behind.
When the air stream. When the cushioned decline.
And the ceiling fan keeps count keeps count keeps count.
Then the awful gravity of lightness, then how impossible
the human heart.