deeper into nothing


I wish to go deeper

far deeper

than the place of thick light

that beckons

beyond the soul pit of tempting confusion

through the stink of drama that ignites me and causes me to


a kind of life 

a next to life 

a nearby life

an adjacent but not quite life

in here, the worm turns over, mouth stretched

and with its vagabond tongue

strokes the kundalini snake…..

better judgement

is still a vice

and leaves a stain of rationality that

pretends to justify…

no thing

may justify even an eye flashing lie

no thing may cause

a blood soaked rag to

comfort me!

Tempting though it may be to roll in ecstasy,

to flush the mind with heart blasting fire,

to fuck the earth with every intrepid cell

no amount of plain english can dissolve this pigment

to water


no water is thin enough nor thick enough

to be the truth of

absolute dissolution








35 thoughts on “deeper into nothing”

  1. After reading the poem and seeing the image my mind went …”WOW!” This may be one of my new favorite artistic painting of yours…still experiencing loss of breath.


    1. what an encouragement! thanks, hope you get your breath back soon 🙂 No one has ever made a comment on this little painting really, I love it too though, it is nice to know that someone else gets it too


  2. Mother of god. I don’t know quite what else to say. An adjacent but not quite life. An eye flashing lie. This is pure poetry, Poet, I don’t know how you put the words together like this but such a pleasure to read. I think perhaps one of the favorites of yours that I have read, and that is saying a lot. Fuck the earth with every intrepid cell… Perfect stuff.


    1. I don’t know how they come together either… I wonder how…?
      I think as expressers we have preferences for words and sounds and sometimes a combination feels delicious and I use it… not sure that they always make sense though in those moments i usually decide to trust my brain that has read thousands of books to know even if I can’t remember…


      1. What I liked about it was that the sound of it worked just right. It seemed like hitting the right note at the right rhythm with the right resonance, if that makes any sense. 🙂 It has a musicality too it (and a carnality) which bring the poem to life.


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