“TO KEN”

 

 

 

 

TO KEN

 

I awake no rush
clothes face teeth hair
downstairs start the fire
then crackers a smear of tahini
slivered tofu with dead herbs
apple slices music.

Over black coffee check
the latest numbers figure out
new mortality rates
mind gasping
each time it tries to touch
this ungraspable cataclysm.

Bring in logs
not enough left to last
this damned spring cold
sweep the wood chips
survey the problems
the mind spasms the heart rends.

Evening now and the mood sinks
daytime it heaved and plunged
I wrote and posted five short poems
slowly resuming work
the Black Spots
acquiring new significance.

A month ago we had glorious hope
take on the bastards change the world
then an eyeblink
an airless free-fall
time compression
house arrest.

Now we wash hands
wash again again again
out Black Spot
of judgement
while having a good chat
with god.

 

– Diane Sophrin
  Vermont, 3.18.20

 

 

 

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PRESENT CONTINUOUS – POEMS & OTHER WRITINGS

 

When the Heart Bleeds – (7.16.20)

 

“Big Looming – II” (6.16.20)

 

“Bitter” (6.16.20)

 

Digging(6.10.20)

 

“Where – VIII”” (6.10.20)

 

“Facing Frontally” (4.21.20)

 

“Plagues of Retribution” (4.11.20)

 

“So Sweet” (4.11.20)

 

“To Ken” (3.18.20)

 

“Descent – II” (3.11.20)

 

“Attila” (3.11.20)

 

“White Skies” (2.19.20)

 

“Fossils – III” (2.15.20)

 

“Time – II”  (1.21.20)

 

“Chronicle of Logs” (1.7.20)

 

“When White is Black” (1.3.20)

 

“The Great Collapse” (12.25.19)

 

“This Should Mean Something – X”  (11.26.19)

 

“Like a Halo – II”  (12.26.19)

 

“Zigzag of Resurrection – II”  (11.18.19)

 

“Lucidity” (11.9.19)

 

“Frozen”  (10.22.19)

 

“When – III”  (10.18.19)

 

“Time – II”  (9.18.19)

 

“Fledgings”  (8.31.19)

 

“Nero”  (8.24.19)

 

“Triumph” (7.28.19)

 

“Rats in White Hamelin-Town – II”  (7.28.19)

 

“No Holiday – VII” (Ünneptelenül)  (6.28.19)

 

“Great Illegibles”  (3.17.19)

 

“Intersection”  (3.16.19)

 

“Big Lie – III”  (2.27.19)

 

“Audacity of Pitch – VI”  (2.27.19)

 

“Swiftly, Swiftly – VI”  (2.26.19)

 

“All”  (2.20.19)

 

“Siftings – X”  (2.18.19)

 

“Pull – V”  (12.29.18)

 

“Willing – III”  (12.25.18)

 

“Illumination – II”  (12.15.18)

 

“Welcome – II”  (12.15.18)

 

“We Can Call It Wisdom”  (11.6.18)

 

“Book of Chaos – II”  (10.16.18)
“A Káosz Könyve”  Hungarian translation by Tamás Baranyi

 

“What’s Shriveling Under This Sun – II”  (10.14.18)

 

“Kilos of Truth”  (8.3.18)

 

“Scraping Around”  (7.24.18)

 

“Silence”  (7.14.18)

 

“Whiteness (Ode to A & R)”  (6.24.18)

 

“Heat”  (5.1.18)

 

“Blue”  (4.30.18)

 

“Swinging”  (4.3.18)

 

“Mine”  (3.14.18)

 

“Winter Storm Revisited”  (2.18.18)

 

“Running”  (2.16.18)

 

“Prowl”  (2.10.18)

 

“Ice and Allegiance”  (1.25.18)

 

“Free Agency”  (1.23.18)

 

“Reading poems”  (1.16.18)

 

“Desperate ones”  (1.16.18)

 

Doubt”  (1.16.18)
“Kételkedni”  Hungarian translation by Ferenc Takacs

 

Unwanted Gift  (1.16.18)

 

“Wrestling with Angels”  (1.9.18)
“Harc Az Angyalokkal” – Hungarian translation by Tamás Baranyi

 

“Too Late”  (1.3.18)

 

“Messenger”  (1.1.18)

 

“Sotto Voce”  (12.27.17)

 

“Miracles”  (12.24.17)
“Csodák” – Hungarian translation by Győrgy Orban

 

“Old Story”  (12.20.17)

 

“Words”  (12.20.17)