Fred Gillen Jr.

Poetry

Same As It Ever Was

Talking Heads on the radio
stark simplicity
with a good beat
there’s a pattern for life
In the absurdity and the simplicity
of the rhythm
I close my eyes and lose myself
in the rhythm
Tina Weymouth boom boom boom
Boom
I give up my tears and smile
I sacrifice my pain on this
altar of ridiculousness
and laugh
Sometimes fear recedes and leaves peace
and with that peace comes silence and
a challenge to the chaos
because there is order to be found
Boom boom boom boom
Boom boom boom boom
as ancient as man
the drum we all know
at birth
all infants have rhythm
the heart beats
the lungs inflate deflate inflate deflate
life IS rhythm
order
the surf will still pound after the apocalypse
chaos is death
the heartbeat is such a tiny thing
yet without it the body fades and recedes
this rhythm
this tiny flutter
in sync with oceans
but so small
flutter
flutter
boom boom boom boom
boom boom boom boom
boom boom boom boom
same as it ever was

Posted Wednesday, June 6th 2007

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