Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Long Count

Sometime during the 13th b'ak'tun
Jack Dempsey floored Gene Tunney.
The long count...

There is nothing left to bet on
but what time it is.

I drive my car through a time zone.
My phone lets me know.

Someone is reading endless magazines.
My phone lets me know.

I have the death app now.
I miss my quiet immortality.
The long count...

She said de Chardin's noosphere
is not just full of knowledge.
It must have experience too.
Wouldn't it?

Are we at war?
My phone lights up.
Traffic fatalities today...
Worldwide or local?

Transport me to that place
where everything is opening,
where I am standing
on the horizon
and I know it.


Kathleen said...

I miss my quiet immortality, too. Emily Dickinson had trouble telling time.

ron hardy said...

Thanks for sharing what we miss. Another Kathleen made me aware of that when I poked fun at Emily's wrist watch. smile