I've had the pleasure of writing poetry for my soul and sanity
since I was a teenager. It really has been a Godsend.
My poetry ebbs and flows.....happy to say it is flowing at the moment.
I thought I would do a little spoken word (for you audio fans)
and also type it here for your eyes and minds to feast upon.
HOW DO YOU MEASURE A LIFE?
Seoul, S. Korea - 2-5-2015. 2:50pm
Coffee in hand.
Phone charging in my room.
Almost 10 days since
The hell of fever
4 days since language has changed.
I sniffle and cough phlegm.
Letting go, lingers too long.
The cost of living
Fills and empties
with change I pursue various venues
Full of possibility again
I lift my chest
Expose my cleavage
Wrestle with promise.
Like so many kinds of man I seek change
in a judgmental world I appear here
To sing change into
I sit before you different, kind.
I walk with the rich What price glory?
Exuberantly I expand Out of my britches (not in size but in being)
to encompass a greater me!
Is it possible to ever be satisfied?
Are the wise ever satisfied?
Or is satisfaction fleeting,
Never fulfilled Only sought?
How do you measure a life?
Is it a snail's pace that seems
So monotonous on a brief timeline lifetime?
Or is it an explosion of breakthroughs
In a blip on your TV screen?
I sit, I write, I wonder..... Impatiently,
I threaten myself
I dare the energies that accompany me
To show me
What I've refused to see
This bumbling idiot
Who fumbles with this expression
For too long quiet
For too long waiting.
This napkin has no more space.
What about me?
I've got plenty!! - KJ