Thursday, September 16, 2010

poem: catamaran moons

(The first two lines were cribbed from a piece of notepad paper at the biblioteca this eve. It called for more . . . )

"Intersection collisions rank as the 2nd

most expensive type of traffic accident . . ."

Karaoke no-fault divorce ranks first,

rankling the ingenuity of your

single digit data farms

irrigating the sanitary enslavements

dissipating the yellow cabs of

a green future, making abundantly

clear just how much the willful

dither, complaining of salt

in the gears of war,

flawless navigations of

the neti pots, overlords

nasaling all the fragments -

yours, mine, April's convex


catamaran moons

insinuating pleasures

with Sunny no dime

would do -

five a throw?


who cares, when

Phoebe rings your bell

& the last time

you rounded

beat hell out of you,

cashing in on

the marginalized saints

simple tatters

beyond all manner of rhyme.



Blogger Teresa said...

Karaoke no fault divorce?? Love the title: catamaran moons--makes me think of the LA ritual where all these bar patrons go out by the Amtrak rails and moon the train once a year. Long rows of drunken double moons from all ages and all walks of life. Some of them even bring the whole family.

I guess you could call them marginalized "moonies", but I'm not sure that they're saints.

11:19 PM  
Blogger Dee Martin said...

karaoke no fault divorce - love that phrase. Sums up the lack of commitment these days...the willful dithering, weeping salty (or blood) tears in the gears of war. The simple tatters beyond all manner of rhyme. Wonderful phrases but it sounds kind of tired of it all. It matched my mood when I read it last night. Needing a small hole to crawl in and pull in after me for a bit right now. It will pass as the circle turns but oh I hate these moods. They beat the hell out of me and I look for the directions for those flawless navigations but no neti pots for me!
I need me a catamaran moon! Thanks for this. Impeccable timing as always.

6:55 AM  
Blogger jsd said...

I'm in agreement with the others that "karaoke no fault divorce" is a gem of phrase, of a visual to munch upon.

10:39 AM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Teresa: Love this wonderfully poetic line of yours: Long rows of drunken double moons from all ages and all walks of life. You disguising your participation?

9:56 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Dee: At the core of this poem are echoes of my current re-reading of The Catcher in the Rye. Sunny, the throws, Phoebe - all straight from the book. Lots of sadness there, lots of tired of it all. It's not as good as all the old hype, but it's still plenty good enough.

I'll be on the lookout for catamaran moons for all of us: you, Teresa, and me.

10:01 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Munch away, jsd: munch away.

10:02 PM  
Anonymous richard said...

marginalized saints - love that. my saints haven't even been made yet. Final run through tomorrow for a workshop performance of Los Viejos. Wish you could see it. Hope you had a great summer, and you've got a talented bunch of kids for the year.

12:42 AM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Good morning, Richard:

Wish I could see those Viejos. Will be awesome, I've no doubt. YouTube? Cheesy, I know, but...

Great year, great kids, things beginning to cook.

6:43 AM  
Anonymous Richard said...

Too much other stuff to get together to get to a video. Five actors, four musicians, minimal staging, about 8 hours worth of rehearsals. This is a first shot, hopefully we'll (I'll) learn something and we'll be off to the next time. The weather gods are also being very fickle with rain and sun coming in five minute increments - or so it seems, so we're set up for an outdoor performance, or an indoor performance. If you want to send me a land address I'll send you a cd of the music behind the music/poems.

2:46 PM  
Blogger Teresa said...

No. I was never able to participate. Still haven't gotten my driver's license resurrected. Then I have to get a car. It's far enough away that bus, then commuter train, and bus again just makes me want to stay home and watch the rows of moons on the evening news. This little kids have the cutest bums...

10:24 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Teresa: I'd say you start your own tradition closer to home. Who sez you can't hail from the nearest window?

7:51 AM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Richard: What an awesome production, and well worth the awesome material.

1:49 PM  

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