Saturday, June 25, 2011

Drill Imagination Right Through Necessity


Nothing's going to become of anyone
except death:
therefore: it's okay
to yearn
too high:
the grave accommodates
swell rambunctiousness &

ruin's not
compromised by magnificence:

that cut-off point
liberates us to the

common disaster: so
pick a perch--
apple branch for example in bloom--
tune up

drill imagination right through necessity:
it's all right:
it's been taken care of:

is allowed, considering

A. R. Ammons

1 comment:

The Alienist said...

I love this poem. It kind of turns existentialism and terror management theory on its head.