Thursday, September 30, 2010

Semi-sweet broken hearts

      broken hearts

absorbing heat
      from the landscape

of lost love

because somedays

the sun isn't enough

-Jim DuBois
Aug 27, 2008

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fox News, etc

Propaganda machines
of the conservative capitalist empire
running at full force
to cover the cracks
in the foundation,
to distract and anger
the people
from their chance
to help deal it
a death blow

-Jim DuBois
Sept 4, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Old Working Class Women

Old working class women,
smoking in the little park near the parking garage,
gossiping about this guy
who lives in their building -
they can't let each other finish their sentences,
they are agitated, but talkative and friendly.

Sometimes they wish they could afford
a better place to live.

-Jim DuBois
August 19, 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Evolution of Existence

I went outside
to eat two bananas
and enjoy the shade
and breeze

Then I reflected
on the nature
of my existence
as people have done
since they were people

Then I typed in
some poems
on my telephone
which sent them
through radio-waves
to some distant
computer server
so I could retrieve them

-Jim DuBois
August 19, 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

Quark Dreams

I had this dream
that I was explaining to Robby
that when electrons jump from state to state,
they sometimes emit photons.

I woke up
and thought about
that living beings
are made of the same stuff,
like electrons and protons,
as other matter,
and that
all those weird quantum things
apply to the underpinnings
of our own selves.

Do we emit photons
every once in an improbable while?
do our protons ever decay?
do we have junk DNA and multiple back up RNA
to compensate for quantum randomness
that might disturb our
cellular reproduction?

I pictured us
as glowing collections
of subatomic particles,
heat, trapped and controlled
by elaborate methods,
like neurons and DNA.

-Jim DuBois
August 19, 2010