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Quantum Aesthetics

a la Budada

 

-for JM

 

Winter's second big storm

breaks the drought grip of

our January thaw

 

Overnight we go from

naked evergreens & fuzzy browns

to full-on blizzard

 

Walking the dog

the county road's variegated

black & white tire stripes

 

sneak a hint of art deco

into Wright's Mesa's

rural primitivism

 

All around me

wind's whim shaping the sweep of

humps in monochrome

 

You don't have to make art

to take its measure

as it's made

 

Imagine Bell’s theorem

where the maker & the making

are forever entangled

Art Goodtimes

poet, politician, spud-farmer & basketweaver

Norwood, Colorado

Western Slope Poet Laureate (2011-13)

Looking South to Lone Cone (Western Eye Press, 2013)

Mycelial Mind

 

for Pablo & Dusty

 

Nothing’s sustainable about the earth

or our explosive nuclear sun

Who could stop Einstein

 

from making gravity bend time?

Resilience is no protection

against the terrorists of change

 

I get National Geo

I’ve seen the Seven Billion maps

The Nine Billion projections

 

What curious George

wouldn’t want to split the atom?

Spray DDT in the backyard.

 

Play at love & war? Test

our trust in the completely untried?

It’s in our evolutionary nature

 

to carry the spores

of our own demise – nature’s

mycelial fail-safe

 

Keeping Gaia’s core connected

whatever mass extinctions

may be spinning our way

 

 

Capt. Barefoot Broadside      Union of Street Poets

Vincent St. John Local / Colorado Plateau / Aztlán

 Kuksu Brigade (Ret.) / San Francisco

15014

 

Feb 1, 2014

 

April 16, 2014

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