Wednesday, April 29, 2009

MAYBE

i don't think i can
become the buddha drinking my rum
i don't think i can
believe the dogma my cat purrs
i don't think i can
appologize for the pope
i don' t think i can
dry my lashes under water
i don't think i can
ever say everything is concrete
i don't think i can
swim when bound with duct tape
i don't think i can
write the suicide note for elvis
i don't think i can
replace my knee with her replacement
i don't think i can
believe the truths of the religions
i don't think i can
not become twenty four again
i don't think i can
remember nineteen sixty seven
i don't think i can
forget seeing janis at the pop machine
i don't think i can
experience becoming invalid
i don't think i can
not believe the dogma that the dog barked
i don't think i can
see the classic greek dog that didnt bark
i don't think i can
ever bark again with this sore throat
i don't think i can
write more
my head is a bowl of mush
i am that budhha
and need to just beeeeeeeeeeee

6 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Great list. I especially like the line on "the dogma my cat purrs," and how you begin and end with the Buddha.

Liz - www.blog.elizabethenslin.com

Erin Davis said...

I don't think I can apologize for the pope, either...

Love this poem.

Jenn Jilks said...

How about: kiss your elbow? :-)
fun idea!

SweetTalkingGuy said...

I don't think I can
drink another can of beer
I don't think I can
but I'll have a sip of rum

The idtic works well!

Jeeves said...

Cute one :)

watermaid said...

This poem is a great mix of the zany and one or two more serious 'I don't think I can's.