The Works of Mat Gould

Mat Gould is subject to reality and at other times adept at it. He is currently making a stone oven for as to strengthen his spear and to simply keep a lantern lit. The Fire is Breathing On Me is his recent chapbook.

All Poems ¬© Mat Gould

a mid-day tea on a far away beach


the ship is such a little boat
once
it
is
out at sea
the cold rain takes it even further away
a spec upon a spec in this conundrum
it
feels
like my heart
distant in my chest
on
its
way
to you-



for there are rats in the pigeonhole


I wasn't going to confess
a
love
for anything
it is early Sunday afternoon
and
dammit
I've been listening to Jazz records on the turn-style
flipping into books
off
and
on the bookshelf
Pound
Ostaijen
Gayton
Buk (I can call him that because I know his ass ya know)
this is that kind of poem
not a poem at all
but
somebody can rave about it
someone else can bitch about its irrelevance
I will be responsible for my own outrage
they were not here to witness these factors
had no idea the blathering cauldron of need
would not of known a pen exploded within itself
nor
that my feet are mildly sweating in my winter slippers
how paunch bellied this winters gut
or
that I look up from this paper
at
the blinds raised
watching birds scatter and gather at the feeder
so
here
it
goes
seems we all love a teet in our mouth
be it by spoon, sippy cup, or a hanging suet sack
a great lavish tit
sure
you have dreamed about them
looked at or for them
from
across the room
across the world
right here across this page
maybe you have stacks of pages full of them
probably if not jes for sport
whole sets dedicated to their very celebration
thought of them with every drink
perhaps you are in need of such with the thought of each
I
think
I
will do jes that
for there are rats in the pigeon hole
I am full of silent cheer
now that I have done what I had set out not to do
I am marching from the house
into
bare sunlight
record still spinning after a precious last song
stove on for teas and soups
I will be responsible for my own power outage
I will return from the day
when
said sunlight is at half-mast
and
I have found what there was to look for
as
I
can
be
not so different from them rats-