Sunday, May 17, 2009

poem RE poet

poem Re poet
a poem by Yuri Kageyama

ninja lost in the commuter train
the voice in the urban wilderness
shaman moaning an improvised chant
the word that kills
the thought that heals
being a poet is being told to take a bungee jump
and the rope is "Made in Japan-town"
feeling that fetal taiko-drum beat vibrating from deep within
all the way from my shuddering lips
to my dew-dropping labia folds _ majora and minora
the word that kills
the thought that heals
i don't feel safe:
will the music survive?
standing and sitting and walking and jogging
no different from anybody else
but transforming the everyday into the eternal
adding meaning to the meaningless
connecting with the dead like a radio show
seeing outer space
in the here and now
there is no choice
but alone
being a poet
it just happens
the word that kills
the thought that heals


Alaric jones said...

supersonic. ha ha i like your poem yuri. i like the title. and i wonder, where is that wall of postcards that you have chosen for illustration?

Yuri Kageyama said...

Thanks! The wall is our kitchen. Every post card is a story _ or a poem _ that keeps going and going.