MJ-PP12

Was Michael Jackson killed?

Why does this matter?

Did Michael Jackson live?

Who’s seen the farthest star?

An astrophysicist, a human.

Who’s moved that rock
on
a tomb
so far away from here?

Does Michael Jackson live?

His hands turn the stone, the tool.

Who is writing time?

Priscilla Presley shapes what
she often wants.

She reshapes the Universe,

her glorious beacon,

the projector of dark into light.

Her glorious beacon-lit brow.

 

Poetry from tewkMehrtin.com

The Computers

I feel the same with these computers
still around me.
Brooklyn, 2004.
Chicago, 2018.
They’re still here.
Not the same computers.
But their forms and
with similar feelings,
similar smells.
Electrons activated on air.
Petroleum exhaust from the streets outside.
Wormholes have been ripped open
in our cosmic neighborhood.
But, the computers are still here
in their form and feelings.
I feel them.
I see them.
They will be something different
at some point,
but for now they’re still here within
the concrete, steel, and glass buildings
of the city
and the agencies.
The computers dream to be
deoxyribonucleic acid.
I feel it.
I have seen it.

Poetry from tewkMehrtin.com