Auckland (Hour 11)

I dream of my one thousandth poem

So the end of the world would be nice to see

That’s what comes to mind when Auckland creeps into it

 

For a whole weekend that won’t ever end

I can live there to scribble

My one thousandth poem

 

I will invite organic plants to whisper sicknesses away

Condition the air to be served as wholesome meals

Halt the communication networks and let essence speak to me instead

Ask my ink to stop producing blank manuscripts

 

These are stuff that come to mind when Auckland creeps into it

So the end of the world would be nice to see

 

Will you come too?

So you can ask love not to ever take to its heels?

So you can see my exhibitions of snow cold, desert heat, and wild rain?

All bottled up and served only when needed?

 

I dream of my one thousandth poem

And end of the world would be nice to see

That’s what comes to mind when Auckland creeps into it

 

 

11 thoughts on “Auckland (Hour 11)

  1. So many of your poems hit home. It took me awhile to settle on this one for comment. Perhaps because it speaks to the poet that is in each of us on this Marathon journey.

    What poet wouldn’t like to live in that ideal of a place where writing a thousandth poem is not just a dream? What human being would not want to live in a place where all our basic needs — health, food, air, creativity, love — are abundant?

    But this is the cream of this poem:
    “You should know its name
    I will tell you its name”

    How clever of you to begin and end there. The first time, it sets up anticipation in the reader; we can’t wait to hear you tell us the name of that thousandth poem!

    In the end, we know its not going to be that easy. I focus on the line that tells me the name is something I SHOULD know by now.

    This is probably my favorite of your 12 poems.

    1. Woooowwwww!

      I can you imagine that i just edited it? Your comment spoke to the first version.

      Could you read the current version and tell what you think?

      Oh my!!!

      Such a lovely feedback.

      That you so much.

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