Our Minds Boarded up by T.L. Kryss

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Our Minds Boarded up

Our minds boarded up
with rough planks of this world,
we do not know
whether the sun was a magnifying lense
crowded with giant ferns
which hummed and whirred
like closely packed electrical circuits,
or a lifeless bellows camera
dropped in an icy marsh,
the film ripped out;
or was it a shiftless traveller
which stopped here and there along the way
and often
as he sat in the shadow of a firelit room
pulled an irresistable apple
from his oily coat
and laughing quietly,
placed it in full view
of a small circle of men?
It is not easy to see the sun
in every man;
that the blood is like the rain
in the roads of southern France,
bogging all commerce
in mud.

Strange Attractors | click the image to enlargePoem taken from the chap book Strange Attractors. First edition July 1993. 200 issues. Co-producer: Mark Stueve of Old Erie Street Bookstore Cleveland, Ohio. Front cover art by Harland Ristau. Lettering by Big Web. Back cover art by Dan Nielsen. Text artwork by t.l. & Carolyn Kryss & Hilary Krzywkowsk. Co-edited by Mark Weber & Mark Stueve. Photo of t.l.kryss by mark weber 18may89. (c)1993 by Zerx Press & t.l. kryss, 5016 Inspiration Dr, SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87108

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