Poem Without a Title

by Klaus Gerken

Canto II

Riverrun
Locksmith
Flow of lava that destroys
but replenishes the earth
Life was not possible
without the lava

Building block
Lego
Hills of garbage
Excellent chateaus
towns
cities
are built on

To find civilization
look for garbage

The extension of art
is its foundation
thus for life
a journey
not a resurrection
but a continuation
star matter formed us
so eventually
we will form
stars again

The great nucleus
swallows
swallows matter
crushes it
in an elongated
everlasting
time continuum
however we don’t
like it
it is so
we can
approach
but never get
to zero

There is purpose
in everything
otherwise
the universe
would not exist
otherwise
no thought viable
we would be matter
without formation
thought without
repatriation
all envelops all
our petty egos
entangle the
entanglement

Flash flood
where the watershed
collapses
and the cardboard boxes
crumble in succession
displacing without
judgement
nature’s beauty
is its existence
not the artificial
vanity of gods
Nature does not pretend
it acts and then
amends
the cycle of forgiving
not collusion
where collusion’s rife
with explanation
Only a fool need to explain
what nature has no
need to

Life is a flash flood
over Gaia’s raped body
she is our foundation
she is our mother
there is no god no other
she suckles us
her milk is our sustenance
and sol is our existence

When the morning comes
we will awaken to the glory of the sun
rising in the east
otherwise we will awaken
to the cool nurturing
rain
grow grow
always grow
whether mind or body
always grown
new that tends
the future
you will never see

Canto III

I have no possibilities
other than being
a possibility myself