Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Ready to Go

The weathered barn
dusty bay in the far left corner
the nineteen twenty nine Essex

upright steel box of a body
yellow cracked wood-spoked wheels
the grease caked hard on the spindles

the upright bench seats
dusty seat covers somewhat worn
but still intact

the open glove box door
world war two gas coupons
casually thrown inside

plenty of gas
for next week's trip to Boston

© 2014 Frank Kearns

Image Attribution

By Lars-Göran Lindgren Sweden (Own work) [GFDL (, CC-BY-SA-3.0 ( or CC-BY-SA-2.5-2.0-1.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Love and Relativity

In the dark of the planetarium
I think about the rings of Saturn
and realize that when we lay together
I fit against the curve of your back

the way the third and fourth rings fit
close but with a space in which
Einstein might have talked of love
as the transition of flesh into energy

or perhaps he meant the other way
because love for us is the oscillation
the transition from the fire of passion
to the feel of the earth when freshly tilled

between the melting of touch and sound
into a glowing orange heat
and the mundane placing of a picture
just above the living room couch

all of which is much more confusing
than Einstein’s simple formulation

© 2014 Frank Kearns

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Heading Toward October

They all are heading toward October
buses   planes   and cruise ships even
going to see the October of
New Hampshire and Vermont

going to see the scarlet and the
deepest color of orange and
my favorite transparent yellow
glowing in the setting sun

going to see the bed and breakfasts
the flowing expanse of folding hills
and returning hopefully to home
just before November comes

with naked trunks and twisted limbs
when all the deepest forest is revealed

Fall Tree Photo Jere Kearns © 2013
© 2014 Frank Kearns