this thing i want to accomplish, it’s

this thing i want to accomplish, it’s
got nothing to do with anything
that people say about me.

it’s having nothing
i do matter
in the sense it used to
matter. we’ve been spending
energy trying
to do something that’s been done
and it looks ridiculous
to God.

i’ve been like a whale
pressing my eye
against a fish tank,
trying to get the minnows
inside to “appreciate” me

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About nosuchthingasastraightline

I grew up in tiny Lyme, New Hampshire, where I drew, roamed the surrounding woods, and first entertained the idea of God while listening to my mom's Beatles records. I studied biology at Harvard University where I wrote for The Harvard Lampoon and also began writing poetry. I have since made a living variously as a comedy screenwriter, teacher, and private tutor in math, science and writing. I’ve released three CDs of original music as the singer-songwriter and guitar player for Crooked Roads (listen to latest tracks here: https://soundcloud.com/crooked-roads). My poetry writing has been inspired by Rumi, Billy Collins, William Carlos Williams, e.e. cummings, Antonio Machado, Federico Garcia Lorca, and others. My two books of poetry, "The Morning I Married the Sky," and “Free this Morning” are both available on Amazon.
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