Monday, May 28, 2007

Doing and Hearing

I try so hard, to slip my mind;
My mind tries so hard, to slip away.
Indeed, it is a slippery slope on which I think
And an empty glass slipper in a half-full glass of hope –

I try not to mind but I cannot so I do
Mind
Mind you
You mind?

We will do…

I’m in love
And when you’re in love you do things without thinking

I used to think a lot and in a lot I used to think:
I used to think about consequences and inconsequences
(I hated being inconsequence, consequently having no sequence)
I would think about stances, circumstances and happenstances
About what-will-bees and be-what-it-maze

I used to think and to think I used –

It’s confusing, I know (or not), so I just do

mmmmmmmmmI guess I’m do
mmmmmmmmmAnd I’m paying my dos
mmmmmmmmm(Though it’s more than just dues and don’ts
mmmmmmmmmBut I never knew that until I did
mmmmmmmmm
And never did that until did)

And we will hear…

I’m still in love
And when you’re still in love you better hear what’s being said
(Even if you do)
Lest all you hear is your own cry

I hear and I try to understand and when I do
I question
And I try to understand
And when I do
(Because I do do)
I question
And I try to understand…

I wonder where I would be if I didn’t say
We will do and we will hear
Or if I said it in a different order

I probably wouldn’t be
(Never mind doing or hearing):

If I tried to understand everything I did before I did it
The only two things I would do is regret and self-pity
And that I’d do to perfection.

If I only did without hearing and understanding
I’d be doing and sending that other poem I rote

If I only heard and understood without doing,
Well, then, these words might be heard and understood
But they sure as ink wouldn’t be written

Per the theme – this poem was definitely done before being heard

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmOr understood.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

ur so hard to understand. explain. pls..

5/31/2007 2:46 PM  
Anonymous c said...

brilliance.

6/01/2007 12:41 AM  
Blogger the sabra said...

hey this i liked
i really really did
shkoyach

6/07/2007 4:54 PM  

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