This Is What You Missed
a poem arranged from thoughts and phrases
contemplated and heard at Paper Tiger Coffee
February 19, 2014
Part One: What I Can Do With Seventeen Bucks (Jack McCarthy)
Lack of self-awareness can be critical. May never change. Those not willing to learn from their equipment should have it taken away. Do you hear that? "Something unspeakable in the corner" (Douglas Adams). Piercing squall worms its way into the ear. In the wrong hands, feedback is a weapon. Immortals accomplish metamorphosis, one word/phrase at a time. "Cultivate other people's sanity" (Jack McCarthy).
"It is so exciting to be around a poet, because you never know what's going to be birthed. A true hero's journey. It's phenomenal for a poet to do that well. Even got a royalty check this year" (Carol McCarthy).
Part Two: Cosmic Temple of Divine Love
If you're from Santa Fe, you must introduce yourself. "I have one of those lax personalities, that I'm influenced very easily" (Jim Martin). "I do a lot of writing. Just ask Linda" (Joyce Colson). If I lean too close to David, we may tear a hole in the space-time continuum. "Tsunami" overheard. "Another portrait of a female of a very different kind. A slightly different vehicle carving up the ice" (Wayne Lee). "Getting all excited" (Herb Stokes). "Don't even plow" (Jack McCarthy). "Lived in the 18th Century, I don't remember" (Wayne Lee). Not at this time. Not this time. Not time. No time. No me. Love.