From A to B. A Poem by Robin Ouzman Hislop


From chaos to drift,
the inhuman landscape,
snatches of music,
ensnared in the fiction,
the inescapable illusion of our being.
 
The dream returns,
half remembered, half forgotten,
False flick, false form, but falseness close to kin,
From the rubble of artifice,
The wreckage of the day long gone,
But things must go their own way
Reborn as myth from the commotion its left,
Beyond our control,
Where humans must enact their fate
From chaos to drift.
 
From A to B
stomping between being
it is what it is not
& is not what it is,

the big arsed hairless baboon
from what it’s left to what it will be
A to B the myth of it’s morality,
the memory of what it’s forgotten,
what it should be, at play with the day.
 
A to B, in the transit shift of the scene,
closes the world where we belong,
without belonging in it all,
at that point beyond fiction,
the nothingness which is everything.
 
Notes towards a supreme fiction. Wallace Stevens.(italics mine)
Being and Nothingness. John Paul Sartre.(italics mine)

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The Dream Poem and…

He Looked Around

He looked around
as if in a dream
knowing insignificance
and feeling it.
The water still runs
and the sky is still blue but
all of the people in all of the cars in all of the cities
are in his dream,
driving,
waiting in line,
dreaming, looking out, walking, running, being.

He throws these words on this page.
These words are dreaming words
on a dreaming page.

On the street in the rain.
The water falls and rushes noisily.

The poet floats like a forgotten leaf
toward the drain.

Eyes by Janet Kuypers | Read by Michael Lee Johnson

eyes poem by Janet Kuypers

eyes

Janet Kuypers
started 4/4/15, finished 4/6/15

Growing up,
boys didn’t like me,
kids made fun of me.

I was raised to think
that I was a plain girl,
easily overlooked.

I’d look at my eyes,
the same eyes my dad
thought made me

always look sad,
and wanted to think
that the song

“Brown Eyed Girl”
could have been
about me.

How silly of me.

I should know better.

And maybe that is why

I’ve always loved
blue eyes.
Eyes not like mine.

#

The eye is a fascinating thing,
it’s beautiful to study,
especially yours…

If I were a biologist,
I’d take high-res photos
of that eye of yours,

maybe magnify it as large
as I could, so I could study it
like a slide under a microscope.

I would search for meaning
in those mesmerizing patches
and shades of that unique blue.

#

They say science
can explain all,
so maybe it can explain

why I’m so in love
with your eyes, or why
I’m so in love with you.

#

Eyes are our windows
to the outside world, but
they’re also portals inward,

giving us mere mortals
fleeting glimpses
to who you are inside.

I think our colored irises
floating on an ocean of white,
punctuated with a pupil

were designed that way
so we could follow
each other’s gazes closely.

I’m watching you.

You probably see that.

I hope you’ll watch me too.

Because scientists
have studied the crypts,
pigment dots and furrows

of the eye, and scientists
are now figuring out
that the eye really is

the window to the soul.

So, maybe I was
on the right track

by loving your eyes,
and never wanting
to lose sight of them again.

Janet Kuypers’ 3/21/14 Chi Fi poetry show “Imzadi”

See YouTube video of the Janet Kuypers 3/21/15 show “Imzadi” at the “Chi Fi 2015″ convention in Chicago (filmed with a filmed with a Canon fs200 video camera), of poems relating to Star Trek


See YouTube video of the Janet Kuypers 3/21/15 show “Imzadi” at the “Chi Fi 2015″ convention in Chicago (filmed with a filmed with a Canon Power Shot video camera), of poems relating to Star Trek


See YouTube video of the Janet Kuypers reading her Star Trek poem Star Trek, Star Wars and Storm Troopers in her 3/20/15 show “Imzadi” at the “Chi Fi 2015″ convention in Chicago (filmed with a Canon fs200 video camera)


See YouTube video of the Janet Kuypers reading her Star Trek poem Star Trek, Star Wars and Storm Troopers in her 3/20/15 show “Imzadi” at the “Chi Fi 2015″ convention in Chicago (filmed with a Canon Power Shot video camera)


See YouTube video of the Janet Kuypers reading her bonus Periodic Table Star Trek poem Nitrium in her 3/21/15 show “Imzadi” at the “Chi Fi 2015″ convention in Chicago (filmed with a Canon fs200 video camera)


See YouTube video of the Janet Kuypers reading her bonus Periodic Table Star Trek poem Nitrium in her 3/21/15 show “Imzadi” at the “Chi Fi 2015″ convention in Chicago (filmed with a Canon Power Shot video camera)


See YouTube video of the Janet Kuypers reading her Star Trek poem kinds of interference in her 3/21/15 show “Imzadi” at the “Chi Fi 2015″ convention in Chicago (filmed with a Canon fs200 video camera)


See YouTube video of the Janet Kuypers reading her Star Trek poem kinds of interference in her 3/21/15 show “Imzadi” at the “Chi Fi 2015″ convention in Chicago (filmed with a Canon Power Shot video camera)


See YouTube video of the Janet Kuypers reading her Star Trek poem Uncuffed in her 3/21/15 show “Imzadi” at the “Chi Fi 2015″ convention in Chicago (filmed with a Canon fs200 video camera)


See YouTube video of the Janet Kuypers reading her Star Trek poem Uncuffed in her 3/21/15 show “Imzadi” at the “Chi Fi 2015″ convention in Chicago (filmed with a Canon Power Shot video camera)


See YouTube video of the Janet Kuypers reading her Star Trek poem Full Stop in her 3/21/15 show “Imzadi” at the “Chi Fi 2015″ convention in Chicago (filmed with a Canon fs200 video camera)


See YouTube video of the Janet Kuypers reading her Star Trek poem Full Stop in her 3/21/15 show “Imzadi” at the “Chi Fi 2015″ convention in Chicago (filmed with a Canon Power Shot video camera)