David Godot, Psy.D.

And the reality Between the motion

July 14, 2005 • Creative Writing
Photo by fs999

I can’t sleep tonight
because the bad moon ever.

Because the far dream.

I can’t make a hat
that can hold the lot of us;
it’s hot in here and loud
and cold crystal out in space—
I can’t drift out here,
can’t sleep tonight.

Not with my constellation
of old bones scratching.

Not with all this information hanging off
my chinny chin chin.

Because the wrecks.

Because the silence.

Because the hope and strain.

I can’t make music
up here on the surface.

Not in the craters.

I can’t sleep tonight
because the raucous in the basement.

Because the stretched motives.

Because the abaissement de niveau mental.

Because the far far dream.

I can’t make a footstep in the wrong direction
in doughy spacetime tonight,
only fill up with air
and rattle my pan for jewelry—
I can’t lose the surface tension

I fall to bits

Because the bread is poison

Not as if anything

Not bad moon forever

I can’t tell you
there’s too much to listen
you’d never

I can’t go limp
because gravity and humble
rockdwelling

I love you music hope strain

The right direction has got to be
the only direction

Gravity has got to be for me

Has got to be