The Quiet before the Storm
It's raining Wednesdays
Patterns on the ground
Circles of random Wednesdays
After We Turn the Engine Off
After we turn the engine off
After we've been travelling for some time
When everything's gotten quiet
When we're at anchor
I can hear time and sometimes rain
Falling on the wheelhouse roof
She sits on an unroofed bench
Perched on a book inside a freezer bag
It's lightly raining
In front of her cars are lined up at a light
They're stretched down the street farther than anyone can see
It's early fall
Some, maybe most of those people in their cars in that line
Are cursing the light, cursing the rain, cursing the backup
It's almost twilight
She sits perched on a freezer bagged book waiting for a bus
There's a rainbow arching through the sky beyond the cars
Much honking is going on
She's watching the cars, listening to the honking, admiring the sky
Sketching in a damp little book
"I'm not trying to categorize you or anything", she said, "It's just that people who have got it, really flaunt it."
I was on a walk with Ripley the Wonder Dog, and I overheard this snipit of conversation as Ripley and I passed two young women walking their dog.
"How do you react to a sentence like that?
"You conniving, manipulative, over self-estimating bitch!" is the only "proper" response and then you continue...
To begin with
The mere matter
That you first pointed out
That what you were about to say
Could possibly be thought of as a categorization
And that I might think there was a possibility
May have been attempting to place
Points out quite clearly
Thank you. Good day.
Always be polite.
This Is Crap
The theory is first there's chaos
Then, as things settle down, you have
Ideally "Controlled chaos"
As more time passes
As things settle
To the bottom
Then you have entropy
At entropy you have succeeded in decay
It's a visual
Decay working it's way through the fabric of entropy
It falls through
Out to the other side
And turns into chaos again
Rock a bye Baby
On the Tree Top
You can see this theory at work in
You extend the theory to study and understand
Some societies, governments, systems, relationships
Succeed longer than others
And you find it's the ability
Control it in such a way that the inevitable entropy
The wearing through of the fabric Is delayed
Keep the chaos going
But in a controlled manner
Or is it the other way round?