log poetry...prose commentary


Monday, June 18, 2007

life as a staring contest

oh God.
a staring contest
is underway only-

neither competition
nor hate hides
in either gaze only-

stubbornness (in mine)
patience (in your eyes)
as you wait with
no desire to drive
to desperation
or point of break, but only-

to embrace at the
exact second of
simple surrender
when i say only-

i'm ready.
i give."


  • At 6/18/2007 10:54 PM, Blogger --matt g said…

    i've been choosing the nonstop austin funtime funfolks action over the stillness and solitude i need and cherish (in theory)

    i watched a stubborn crazy kid today. he refused the freedom i offered in an invitation to participate. and yet, he was bored out of his mind.

    i was gently reminded that this is me. i'm going nuts with all the movement and stress. and yet, refusing to say "no" to people and places for the sake of what i need (and probably want in the deep deep down).

  • At 6/27/2007 5:01 PM, Blogger faith. said…

    i really like this one matt. somewhat familiar lately.

    that last little stanza reminded me of a Brian Webb song we know from "broken folk"

    missin you.

  • At 6/27/2007 5:04 PM, Blogger faith. said…

    okay, it's the song that goes...
    "You asked me if I
    always thought that I was right
    I told you 'no'...
    maybe I was wrong.
    It's just that whatever I say
    I believe, and if I believe it, I think it's right, you know, but I also believe in humility baby."

    then, "Alright, you win, I don't want to talk about it anymore."

  • At 6/28/2007 10:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hey Matt...I stumbled across your blog and thought I'd say hi. Haven't talked to you in years-glad to see you haven't lost your creativity!

    Like an ocean,

  • At 6/28/2007 2:01 PM, Blogger SB said…

    what a studd

  • At 8/06/2007 2:41 PM, Anonymous your pal bev said…


  • At 8/06/2007 10:51 PM, Blogger faith. said…

    "MAKE IT NEW" -Ezra Pound.


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