Tuesday, June 21, 2011


How do you cross that line
between talking
and dating?

I want to compare it to
crossing the event horizon
of a black hole.

You might not notice as you cross
but you are on your inevitable way
to that intense and singular point

And no information
can return to the outside world
to let anyone know how it finally happened.

On the other hand,

I want to put romance
into a high-powered particle accelerator
and smash it to it's elemental bits

So we can make lists
that say things like,
"romance always has at least 130 billion quarks."

Then we won't have to
ponder the mystery any longer.
Instead, if things aren't happening,

You can study the lists
and say,
"more quarks, my friend, more quarks!"

-Jim DuBois
May 22, 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


for a little while
playing flute by the swamp
-- only the birds knew me

-Jim DuBois
June 5, 2011

Thursday, June 9, 2011

in a dangerous state

Went out in a dangerous state,
totally relaxed
and without desperate desires.

Felt very awake and aware.

Invisible and brightly burning
at the same time.

-Jim DuBois
May 14, 2011

Friday, June 3, 2011

Reading Jean-Paul Sartre

I'm reading
    Jean-Paul Sartre
    for a laugh,

for the deep angsty zen,
for the anguish we can't escape,
for the anguish that we are.

-Jim DuBois
May 10, 2011