Ranch Poem – “set you high, or bring you down”

6/14/06

“set you high, or bring you down”

sometimes I sit around and wear out my eyes
figuratively exposing this blinding life
for what it will and what it should lead to.
b-sides of this awesome group of bards
reaching out with angst, reaching out far

but this strange feeling in my core
will be tapped forevermore, when I concentrate
and reclaim my grasp from a later date
this people will become sensitive to sensitivity
and the irony will play out, to you, you, and me

if only a trip was safe
if only brain loss and traffic didn’t exist
then so many lives would never erase
themselves and leave us with the rest of this

so, my lovers and friends alike
teach yourself over again, and decide what’s the right
place to settle down, and doctrine to follow around.
hear wisdom from an old man’s voice
but understand that it holds all his life’s choice
and can set you high, or bring you down

RwmG

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Ranch Poem – “The Fourth Day”

1/6/2006

The Fourth Day

In one day a man could lose a fight.
In one day a man could die.
In one day a man could make love to a woman.
In one day a man could pick up his sword.
In one day a man could grow up.

In two days a man could pick a fight.
In two days a man could be so empty, dying wouldn’t help.
In two days a man could make love to another.
In two days a man could pick up his pen.
In two days a man could grow old.

In three days a man could hold his own.
In three days a man could alleviate his pain.
In three days a man could never love another woman.
In three days a man could follow his heart.
In three days a man could grow wise.

RwmG

 

Ranch Poem – “The Cannon”

9/29/2006

The Cannon

I wanted to leave.
and find an empty wood.

why do I have to sit
idle.
and watch these
people.
rolling their tobacco,
and listening to their
jazz records.
Like they were making
strides in innovation.
I don’t care if you
invented the fucking wheel.

and if they
were furniture.
feng shui.
I’m sure.
where’s the clutter?
the
mess.

it’s inside.

and why the hell,
do I have to
stare?
I should just eat.
away.

instead, I’ll wait
’til my appetite switches
back.

there is a flood.
on these streets.
people.half-people.
throw me in the
Charlie.

Salinger should
stop lying around.
and show me how
to light
this thing.

RwmG

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