Monday, March 12, 2012
here in this now
on the edge of beginning to re-enter the world in a new way--an old way--a way from the somewhere in the sometime of once upon it. i am here now. i am here in this now looking at the universe beyond this window of words appearing as i type them--as i let them travel down my arms to my fingers poking at keys. i have a keyboard again--a whole keyboard separated from a screen doing its thing there in that space and place where whatever comes into being comes. i am here now. i am here, clean butt in clean underwear on one of two chairs that still live here in this house. i am leaving this house that is not a house. i am leaving it. when? under what circumstances? shall i wait for the authorities? just to see the eyes of my former friend as she looks pathetically in my direction? doing what she thinks she must? to make me, my ideas, my friends, my experience, my stuff, my willingness go away? i am here. it is 4:49 a.m.. i am here and hoping for something...what is it? peace??? when one must leave, and one gets in one's car or on one's horse or even heads off into whatever landscape they imagine with their nap sack on their back--ohhhhhhhhhh--that's it. i shall make myself a nap sack. i shall head off into the sunset with a nap sack. what are those made of??? sticks and handkerchiefs? a sandwich? what else??? here in this now, i am full of the fantasies of what will come when something does. i am here in the moment of this unfolding now thinking about things that think themselves into being. i am here, wording the way forward, where there is not one? where there is no thing but this thing in this life--this up early ness that manifests in words on a virtual screen that may never ever be printed on any single bit of former tree. i am here. i am writing. i am here. i am stringing the beads of words--one single letter at a time. i am here with the san francisco cups for coffee and the expresso thing he gave me--lit by the glow of the big screen for this computer life he has invited me to live. i am alive in connectivity. i re-enter the space of work in the world. i look at the burning tool that i've been using to etch my hearts into wood--smelling the stuff of burning--ever smelling the stuff of burning. i am in the foundry. ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, the found dry. i am here in this place of what can become of this moment in this way of finding something--light and shadow? play? courage? water? wisdom? sunlight bouncing off the silver that made the waves of water on the big wall back when magick lived here. strange, the magick. seeing one's self in the seeing of one's self i find the scene of seen. i hear the words of now. i write them down. they are only words, after all. they are only the things that come out of the ends of the fingertips doing what they do to come out of the ends of the fingertips. tipping the scales, i suppose. words do that in their time. they tip the scales of something--life? balance? balance over time? i am off to the hills that look like the hill i used to be entrusted with...forever shirking all that has been bestowed upon me, and never, it seems, knowing when to leave. i stay too long in things. i stay too long. now, i am approaching the end of my stay, here, at the end of this space and place in time. there is always the coming and going from things to things, spaces to spaces, places to places, story to story. there is a public face and an unmasked place. there is a world to word. it shows up in the writing first--when i remember to show up. here, it is, i am. showing up, it seems. 5:am. is there time for another dream???