Massive Attack Mode

are you ready
to catch incoming

or are you laid back

as the scene slides by
trip hopping

while you’re busy
mopping your unused brow

pick the one
that holds you up

take her hand
sup from that cup

that we all could share
if we owned more

than just a tare
the true weight being

just elsewhere
& forgive me this aside

detour as I approach
the next chore

of aligning the pieces
on the plate

to please the Gods’
& our ongoing skate…

Published by William Cowan

I'm from the East Coast, have lived in SoCal and now Northern California for some years. I've been writing quite awhile, published in 1992 in a literary quarterly: "Suspicious Humanist," vol. 2, #2, (20 pages.) Best job: fm on air personality on a now defunct station, "Evening Eclectic" music show, and a weekly poetry reading show. I played jazz and free/improv I enjoyed. Read Wallace Stevens, John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch, etc. and commented on the poems. I have read once at a local coffee house. Love the Bay Area, wouldn't want to be anywhere else. I am going to appear in an east coast anthology of best new poets of 2010 by the end of the year, published in Pennsylvania. I'm reading once a month at a brewpub in Marin with a group of fellow poets. We read to each other our work, and personal favorite poems of authors we enjoy. It is a pleasure to share with a community of fellow enthusiasts.

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