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Aaron Tieger


Time off


Summer bug
window bee
screen

Iím a high
wire bird
in dark

trees
times
skies


               between
here
there

snowflowers
cover roadside
fields

sun downs
lights
halo

smoketrees
lighter dark
trick cross

on a tight turn
certain bright
yellow fate

speed zone down

into town




All morning dreams
wrong upon waking
fade into rain
                       ocean
                               cities
& other dreams writing
down dreams kissed
by a poet TYPO
has a van & this
city is weird                  St.
Louis w/red
light zone & coast
of roaring ocean

big doings

many friends
chasing stills
from a film



Empty bed
embedded
memory
not so
strange
but for
the cats




Secret donut

                black sky

of a dozen stars

                black creek

frozen despite


       what lives be

                           for

       me

                           within

       me

                           after


the samplingís over
what remains
after the hook
gets pulled


sunshine and diamonds

                       take a beautiful thing
                       and call it black




In Aries now
spring shoots
up its shoots

open windows
of an evening
wind slowly
car quickly
                           throughout
Collegetown Asian
girls litter
in the slow sun






Errol Garner

Old guy dancing
in bookstore aisle



weíre from the same
     place a road
connects in space
     & those towns
in time




Time off



a long time out
here w/no
word
from you there O
Iíve done it again

days of plans
days of work
days of sweat
     days
and days go on

    longer

than Iíve known

dreams of death
dreams of spies
dreams of friends
dreams of teeth
dreams of television
dreams of dragons
dreams of no dragons

face growing faster
hair getting longer
     cats
shedding up
a storm

coming

any day




Copyright © Aaron Tieger, 2006