Wondering Evermore

out the door
with the
backpack
containing
only with
the basics
of necessities
in order to
find
seek/
search/
and/or locate
the meaning
of truth
that is
does it
truly exist
or is it
a figment
of our
collective
imagination
if so
then can
we say
that the
human race
is living
in a world
of fantasy
will i/we/us
ever figure
it out

The City

people on the stoops
watching the passersby
hydrants open
spraying cool water
on the neighborhood kids
ice cream truck has arrived
people lining up
to buy and enjoy
an ice cream or something
cold to drink
to hot cook inside
so pizza and sandwiches
are the meals for the hungry
the ones without a/c suffer
as the temps are stifling
window fans are useless
as they blow hot air
no break in sight
from the swelter
yet the people
are use to it
life in the city

“If the literature we are reading does not wake us, why then do we read it? A literary work must be an ice-axe to break the sea frozen inside us.” ~ Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka, Writer – Born: July 3, 1883 – Died: June 3, 1924

The American Dream has run out of gas. ~ J. G. Ballard

The American Dream has run out of gas. The car has stopped. It no longer supplies the world with its images, its dreams, its fantasies. No more. It’s over. It supplies the world with its nightmares now: the Kennedy assassination, Watergate, Vietnam…
~ J. G. Ballard, British author 1930-