Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Everyday Table

This is a poem written for the Midweek Motif on Poets United on “Everyday Living.” 
http://poetryblogroll.blogspot.com/2019/10/poets-united-midweek-motif-everyday.html?m=1
I associate sitting down to a family dinner with everyday life.


A simple dinner
cutting my meat
with a fork
because
I’m too lazy
to clean a knife
talking
about the facade
of the day
so I leave
the house
to look at stars.

-Rob Jackson 

Monday, October 7, 2019

Engines

Well I incorrectly posted a poem to the wrong motif. Here is me trying to make up for it.

When I think of October and Fall, I often think of the harvest and the old tractors used. And I think of family. So here’s a poem:

Please
show me
the rusted engines
of your family
and soul.
Show me
the struggle
to turn
rumbling
on rust
and old fuel
because I know
there is hope
in those metal parts
cast
ages ago.

-Rob Jackson



Sunday, October 6, 2019

Multiverses

This poem continues from the last poem inspired by the Poets United Midweek Motif of Truth:
http://poetryblogroll.blogspot.com/2019/10/poets-united-midweek-motif-truth-in.html?m=1

But today I’m sharing this one on the Poets United poetry pantry.
http://poetryblogroll.blogspot.com/2019/10/pantry-of-poetry-and-prose-october-is.html?m=1

Find solace
in knowing
there is a multiverse
somewhere
where everything
that should be true
is,
but there also exists
a realm
where everything true here
is false.

-R. L. Jackson 


Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Truth

Truth

We live 
in the age
of quantum truth,
when the facts
vary
depending 
on who’s watching.

-R. L. Jackson, 2019









Sunday, September 29, 2019

Code

I've been writing following a structure of three connected at a time, or maybe they ar just one? Here's a recent trio. Have a great day.


Someone
left code
written
in the super computer,
so that
it will never
run the same.
We all leave
a few lines
changed.

Perhaps the universe
runs more like
a cluster,
a network of processors
rather than
one super computer,
and each of us
is a processor.

You
are never forgotten
if you left
a change
in the system’s
operation.

-R. L. Jackson




Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Honey

Haven't participated in a while, but here a little one for the Poets United Midweek Motif. I have to admit, I've mostly been posting on instagram under @triboetry. It's good to be back here though.
Here's a short little one for Honey/bee:

I wonder
what the honey
will taste like
when it's made of
concrete dust
and metal rust.


Friday, September 13, 2019

Just received the proof copies of my book. It was nice to see it in this near final form. I plan to review it all once more before releasing it at the beginning of November. What do you think about the cover?

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