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POEMS GROUP 23: DHARMAH
Dharmah - religion, life-code, way of good living, duty

Category 3: Imaginings

Section Index


  1. The Dream
  2. The Dreamer
  3. The Third Coming
  4. In Jest
  5. Test
  6. Certaintude
  7. Procrastinate
  8. At Least, a Poem
  9. The End of Dreams
  10. The Upside of Nightmares
  11. Distant
  12. Untitleable
  13. Were I Now
  14. Sic Semper
  15. Too Much
  16. Dreading Sleep
  17. Next to Me
  18. A Writer Writes
  19. Stage
  20. This Ever-Present Adolescence
  21. Opportunity
  22. Passage to Normality
  23. Complete Happiness
  24. Crash
  25. Anthropo-Logy
  26. The Moment
  27. Sleepless Still
  28. Dreamwalker
  29. Cocoon
  30. Bird Song
  31. Stillwater
  32. Day of Hell
  33. The Arrogance of Prayer
  34. Cat I
  35. Family
  36. Families
  37. Madness, Mostly
  38. Wanna Be Poet
  39. Marbles
  40. A Tale of Two Towns
  41. I'm Here
  42. You Are Not Alone
  43. I Was Looking For a Poem To Describe What Love is
  44. Nowhere Is Somewhere
  45. Strange
  46. Shark
  47. Promises of Love
  48. Knowingly
  49. So
  50. Declarations of Love


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Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - IMAGININGS I:
THE DREAM
Eichwalde, January 15th, 2011 - P#538


all the world is nice
and its pretty face
shows itself in dreams
lacking nasty schemes
showing beauty, peace
loving, tender tease
not by life betray'd
no one's ever stray'd
from the righteous path:
science's rig'rous math
yields to nature's love:
bound, by heav'n above
happily we bow
all that's done, in tow
ent'ring paradise,
all the world is nice



PJK
January 15th, 2010







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - IMAGININGS II:
THE DREAMER
Eichwalde, February 3rd, 2011 - P#540


cognizant
though dormant
apprehensive
though relaxed
extroverted,
introspective:
this here is no way to live,
you'd think,
what are we
were it not for a dream?



PJK
February 3rd/5th, 2011







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - IMAGININGS III:
THE THIRD COMING
Eichwalde, February 3rd, 2011 - P#541


it might not be too unlikely
the messiah has come
already
a second time:
to bring home
his message
his people:
he found
neither:
and so he shrugged
went on his way
for why throw pearls
before humans?
maybe a third time
will be the charm
who knows
when we've grown up



PJK
February 3rd/5th, 2011







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - IMAGININGS IV:
IN JEST
Eichwalde, February 4th, 2011 - P#542


some things
are ingested
in jest:
and yet
still



PJK
February 4th/5th, 2011







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - IMAGININGS V:
TEST
Eichwalde, February 4th, 2011 - P#543


we may think
we know


and on occasion,
no one will ask



PJK
February 4th/5th, 2011







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - IMAGININGS VI:
CERTAINTUDE
Eichwalde, February 4th, 2011 - P#544


how I do envy
the possessors of fact


doubtless,
they need not think


holiness
reduced to holy shit



PJK
February 4th/5th, 2011







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - IMAGININGS VII:
PROCRASTINATE
Eichwalde, February 4th, 2011 - P#545


evasion
is an easy game
to play:


to move mountains
sometimes, you may need to collect strength


I just hope
I will still be awake
for that


who actually said
to "live in the now"
?


I feel lost
in confusion
and mountains
falling
over me


there will be a tomorrow


is that a promise or threat?


Damocles



PJK
February 4th/5th, 2011







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - IMAGININGS VIII:
AT LEAST, A POEM
Eichwalde, February 4th, 2011 - P#546


I need to write much bigger things
longer
more important
factual
crushing


at least
I am still
feeling
thinking
living:


at least,
there still is
some poetry
left


in me



PJK
February 4th/5th, 2011







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - IMAGININGS IX:
THE END OF DREAMS
Eichwalde, January 31st/February 27th, 2011 - P#547


how I do
decry
to have to postpone
akin to abandon
to be changing the world:
in order to earn a living

grown up dreams
can be so disappointing
at times

the truth
may make you free
but how I long
sometimes
for fantasy?



PJK
February 26th, 2011







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - IMAGININGS X:
THE UPSIDE OF NIGHTMARES
Eichwalde, January 31st/February 28th, 2011 - P#548


at least
nightmares
tell you that you are
sleeping

that you are
dreaming
still



PJK
February 26th, 2011







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - IMAGININGS XI:
DISTANT
Eichwalde, February 2nd, 2011 - P#549


You are so distant,
are you a dream?

Am I a dreamer,
things all in flow,
things all in flux,
should I not know,
what is the dreamer,
who is the dream.

Your shadow's the dream,
reality's anchor
across the brutality of distance
asundering.

I long for thee,
what else is there to say.



PJK
February 2nd, 2011







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - IMAGININGS XII:
UNTITLEABLE
Eichwalde, February 13th, 2011 - P#550


some things are not that easily communicated
touchscreens don't help
need keys to push
buttons to press
hot ones, on occasion
touching
the very screen
about to repeat it -
how quite intimate an act
a non-act
in a world of non-actors
and twittered judgments
on an empty stomach
I wish it be full,
in order to
relieve myself
in a true material kind of
catharsis



PJK
February 13th, 2011







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - IMAGININGS XIII:
WERE I NOW
Eichwalde, February 18th, 2011 - P#551


were I now
in any capacity
free of rapacity
full of sagacity
freed from, - and this above all -
wordsmith inanity
could I but
escape
the mediacy
of the mere words

-

could I be,
were I now?



PJK
February 18th, 2011







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - IMAGININGS XIV:
SIC SEMPER
Eichwalde, February 23rd, 2011 - P#552


btw,
if you haven't yet seen Qaddafi's speech of insanity, you must
completely oblivious and inane
how I almost pity him
these dictators have so gotten used to lying in their warped reality
of being loved by their people
and being the guardians of false revolution
("I love you all," said the chief of the East German secret police)
(I guess, we should believe him)
they're all perfectly ready for the loony bin
and I feel weirdly reminded of the end of GDR times
and language gets lost in nostalgia (why not)

East Germany, 1953
Hungary, 1956
Prague, 1968
Hungary, 1980
Solidarity
Solidarity
Solidarity
and dearest John Paul

1989

and now
seeing the truth
as is
no distractions
and peace now
I've found peace
I've found love
I've found freedom

oh, lucky demonstrators there:
their life is being transformed
in each and all
in hope and fear
and dark and light
to be young again
and see it again:
freedom always wins
I thank them
for making me realize:
all other problems are just secondary
tertiary
quaternary
whatever-very
in the greater scheme of things

go on
transform
open up
and see
the world
anew
for the very first time

so that then
when the change has come, much later than now,
for the last time,
they've seen
they've heard
they've lived
and the world has become bigger
better
now

just through their doing
and due to that moment
of being free
(don't fear)

pray that I never forget that moment
as it now also opens its face
to the southern rim of the once Roman Empire:
you're free at last

sic semper tyrannis



PJK
February 23rd, 2011







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - IMAGININGS XV:
TOO MUCH
Eichwalde, March 8th, 2011 - P#553


sometimes I feel
because I feel to much
that I need to
temporarily
disable myself
so that my self
can rest
and feel
another
day



PJK
March 8th/15th, 2011







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - IMAGININGS XVI:
DREADING SLEEP
Corvallis, March 22nd, 2011 - P#554


I am dreading
going to bed
sleep awaits me
hopefully:
yet what, when not?
hope
can sometimes be enough
hopefully
love
too



PJK
March 22nd / April 11th, 2011







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - IMAGININGS XVII:
NEXT TO ME
Corvallis, March 23rd, 2011 - P#555


next to me
happiness
and life
instead of emptiness
and

Why can't it always be this way?

I'll savor the moments
and days

now
I am

now
we can be

now



PJK
March 23rd / April 11th, 2011







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - IMAGININGS XVIII:
A WRITER WRITES
Corvallis, March 23rd, 2011 - P#556


a writer writes
or so I've heard

I guess reality
and theory
align
only occasionally

bummer



PJK
March 23rd / April 11th, 2011







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - IMAGININGS XIX:
STAGE
Corvallis, March 31st, 2011 - P#557


waiting for the stage to appear
to be delivered
automatically
for the automata
of narcissism non-anonymous
to do their thing
their allegedly sarcastic cool thing
(for true sarcasm, you need to be smart)
(to be cool, you should be less conformist)
I am bored already
where is the stage
give me one
wanna play too?



PJK
March 31st / April 11th, 2011







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - IMAGININGS XX:
THIS EVER-PRESENT ADOLESCENCE
Corvallis, March 31st, 2011 - P#558


there is something to be said
there is always something to be said
yet still
stillness
would it not sometimes be nice
to have some stillness
in place of the constant chatter
and how much nicer still
in the place of all this information
some enlightened discussion
and insight
instead:
that, too, would be quieter
once all the noise disappears,
thinking can start
together
with feeling
and life

have we forgotten
how to grow up
and be a child again?
this ever-present adolescence
is boring the heck out of it all



PJK
March 31st / April 11th, 2011







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - IMAGININGS XXI:
OPPORTUNITY
Corvallis, April 4th, 2011 - P#559


in any case
there shall always be opportunity
and the most sincerest hope
and urging
that in the end
an end is in sight
not in plight

sometimes
opportunity knocks

and then?



PJK
April 4th/11th, 2011







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - IMAGININGS XXII:
PASSAGE TO NORMALITY
Corvallis, April 4th, 2011 - P#560


our lives may start out
filled with dreams
(unreasonable, sometimes)
and amidst all the circumstance
we may feel
reality
seems closer:
not better

normality
can be such a soothing word
at times
even to the non-conformist dreamer

dreams
must
end
some
time

do they?



PJK
April 4th/11th, 2011







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - IMAGININGS XXIII:
COMPLETE HAPPINESS
Corvallis, April 7th, 2011 - P#561


complete happiness
sometimes comes
sometimes just happens
once all is aligned
once all is in place
and who needs to be there
is there
and, indeed, nothing else matters
can go to sleep now
and trust that the utopia felt here
will survive a coming draught
we should have watered it enough
so trust
and sleep
and love
and live



PJK
April 7th/11th, 2011







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - IMAGININGS XXIV:
CRASH
Eichwalde, April 10th, 2011 - P#562


need to crash me down
temporarily
but strongly
where I am
I know
and where you are
I kind of know
this tale of two homes
needs a solution
too much distance
in between



PJK
April 10th/11th, 2011







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - IMAGININGS XXV:
ANTHROPO-LOGY
Eichwalde, April 12th, 2011 - P#563


anthropo-logy
the science so called of original humans
oh the humanity
slice and dice
rock 'n roll
rotfl about sth we think is cool or seen as perverted
well, maybe difference is overrated
maybe we are more similar
sims
than we were hoping to be
but no
animals all we are
with a complex of ennui
this is really all you need to know
to the outside thrown
dust to dust
et cetera
have we reached ground speed
warp
re
member

where are you going
where.
have you been



PJK
April 12th, 2011







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - IMAGININGS XXVI:
THE MOMENT
Eichwalde, April 14th, 2011 - P#564


the moment, here we go, we thread (and tread), we proceed
and still in all this stillness lying in front of us
a question arises, the nasty, most threatening one
why
and suddenly
a change
time has moved on while we were speaking
everything's strange now
I have to leave
methinks the text is dangerous
bye bye
take care
don't let the bedbugs...
...darn



PJK
April 14th, 2011







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - IMAGININGS XXVII:
SLEEPLESS STILL
Eichwalde, April 14th, 2011 - P#565


sleepless still
think I of you
my first and ever thought
my first and ever true love
I know it is not completely sane
I have an xcuse
artists
must never
be sane
my artist
is only a .5
so once unleashed albeit halftime
id cannot be sane
but truthful:
and all is full of love
for you
my dear
forever



PJK
April 19th, 2011







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - IMAGININGS XXVIII:
DREAMWALKER
Eichwalde, April 24th, 2011 - P#566


it is strange
how everything in life
feels like a dream now
whether a good one or a bad one, doesn't seem to matter
time flows into itself
places overlap in the most ridiculous ways
and yet my freedom to control it
to wake up
is limited, I fear:
maybe I should think of this as an extended sleepwalking
trust in my ability to just continue on my path
maybe, I'll even be able to fly
so that some day
I can wake up
where I want to be
where I need to be
and where, I feel,
I can be free



PJK
April 24th, 2011







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - IMAGININGS XXIX:
COCOON
Eichwalde, April 24th, 2011 - P#567


some cocoons are too lonely
in this world
a grub
may need a grublet
to keep company
to share
and simply, to be



PJK
April 24th, 2011







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - IMAGININGS XXX:
BIRD SONG
Eichwalde, May 5th, 2011 - P#568


just like
the little birds
in spring
all around

feel I the urge
to serenade
to make my little song
heard

unlike what I hear
around me
I feel
love should always be in season

chicka
dee
dee
dee



PJK
May 5th/14th, 2011







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - IMAGININGS XXXI:
STILLWATER
Eichwalde, May 1st, 2011 - P#569


volvic water
should be called dormant
not still



PJK
May 1st / June 6th, 2011







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - IMAGININGS XXXII:
DAY OF HELL
Eichwalde, May 28th, 2011 - P#570


the mind
subjected
to the capriciousness
of the bodily:
how I long to believe
in the illusion of the cogito
while dragged down
to the level
of the physical
the animal
the flesh
and pain
and the paralysis of mind
by matter

the cat looks at me
amused, somehow
yet disapprovingly

what a piece of work
is man



PJK
May 28th / June 6th, 2011







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - IMAGININGS XXXIII:
THE ARROGANCE OF PRAYER
Eichwalde, June 6th, 2011 - P#571


please, God,
make it so
that I will be happy
I will be right
I will be good:

and if you don't:
shame on you
why do bad things happen to me?
it must be you
doing them
to me
personally
how could you let this happen?
are you not omnipotent? good-willed? and "real"?

still afraid though,
I continue to bow
and pray
and ask
and kneel
and bless and curse your man-made name

:

or so it goes

"god" is our parent
at our service
only there
to please
or narcissistic
selfish
petty
needs
and neuroses

how come, I do not find such a god in the Book?
how come, I do not find such a god in the Stories?
how come, I do not find such a god in tradition?

whatever happened to the idea of transcendence
and the sublime
the beyond, lacking any explanation
the horizon not to be reached
the word not to be spoken, not to be known

a commodified god
only demonstrates all too well
the descent into childishness
demeaning
both

walking through the Vatican, or any gold-adorned temple to power,
I am reminded of Jesus cleaning house in the temple:
the dream of heaven has been made into a worldly thing
and we're not in on the joke, usually:
because the priests know what they're teaching:
when seeing each other, they - knowingly - smile

for we have made god into the golden calf again
in order to touch it to see it to pet it to kick it
but can you touch the stars? the rainbow? the thunder?
but can you touch life? love? pain? and fulfillment?
abstractions are abstract for a reason
for there cannot be true religion without reason
and there cannot be any true reason without a sense of the unknown

god is that which remains unknown yet present

pray if you must
pray just for others, not for yourself
and do not
ever
expect
that nature / god / the beyond
is simply there
to be doing
your bidding



PJK
June 6th, 2011







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - IMAGININGS XXXIV:
CAT I
Eichwalde, June 22nd, 2011 - P#572


When cat saw the man in the mirror he did not care.



PJK
June 22nd, 2011 / January 26th, 2012







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - IMAGININGS XXXV:
FAMILY
Eichwalde, July 4th, 2011 - P#573


surrounded by love
and filled with the unmistakable feeling
to share love
unconditionally:

love: affection, unlimited attention
and overall
happiness
and the need
urgently
to help every single one
to activate their happiness.

why do people say family is difficult:
with the right one,
and the right attitude,
and the right person:
all is simple:
that is what family us
a fragile, contingent construction
making everything
easier
and nice
and warm
and fuzzy
and cuddly
and lovingly so



PJK
July 4th, 2011 / November 3rd, 2013







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - IMAGININGS XXXVI:
FAMILIES
Eichwalde, August 2nd, 2011 - P#574


you cannot have families
everywhere
anymore:

just loose attachments
speaking to the god
of productivity



PJK
August 2nd, 2011 / January 26th, 2012







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - IMAGININGS XXXVII:
MADNESS, MOSTLY
Eichwalde, August 13th, 2011 - P#575


full-on oddity
that's me
that's also, us
but for now
I'll restrain this to me:
the last thinking thought
in this harmonious cacophony, this amazing cacophote -
the assemblage of lights
of forms
of companions
unknown so far
unembellishably real they so feel
I admit
I am scared
this is quite some new terrain
and yet:
I am odd
and I am one to embrace oddity
why not embrace this:
and make it happen:
stranger things ---
well, I kid you not
the body is allergic to the mind
the very body to the very mind
the body might accept the mind's preoccupation with expanding its range, for example
and yet, the reaction to the (predictable!) failure to expand will be dealt with by the body
not the mind
and still:
is not it this oddity
this strangeness
this inability to define (to define quite anything)
that opens up a space for resolution reformation revolution reintegration
re-whatever
(-generation?)
I have seen now
possibilities
for madness, mostly
and some, for whatever
I shall see
in the morning
what will still be there



PJK
August 13th, 2011 / November 3rd, 2013







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - IMAGININGS XXXVIII:
WANNA BE POET
Eichwalde, August 28th, 2011 - P#576


a poem
does not necessarily
come easy

it
could be said
to be work

inspiration
is severely overrated

you know,
if I could count the moments
of true inspiration

well, it wouldn't be too difficult

what makes a poem

oh, I don't know

it's not the easiest of things
not the most difficult either
it's just what it is
and if I'm lucky
I'll find the time to make it good

otherwise, it'll just be what it is
a moment in time
fixated through speech
an artifact of human creation
testifying to the will

to leave something behind
and it it's just the inane ramblings
of a wanna be poet



PJK
August 28th, 2011 / January 26th, 2012







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - IMAGININGS XXXIX:
MARBLES
Eichwalde, September 3rd, 2011 - P#577


I think I've
had some marbles lying around
pretty ones
rather
the one shaped
like the Earth
another like Gallifrey
another was Vulcan
well, and there was some odd Jupiter
and again
Celestis
and I believe
Klinzhai was one of them too

little marbles
on the floorside
little marbles
made of whishy-whashy

and the marbles
looked alike
now
well, they've had differences

but now
I can't just seem to find all of them

not even a Jelly Baby
I would like a Jelly Baby
do you have a Jelly Baby?


maybe I've lost some

I don't know
how can I not know?
I don't know
how can I not know?
I don't know

how can I not know?

but the marbles?
I've got
can't
they must be here?

oh no

must know

ever



PJK
September 3rd, 2011 / January 26th, 2012







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - IMAGININGS XL:
A TALE OF TWO TOWNS
Eichwalde, September 9th, 2011 - P#578


sometimes

I am confused
streets are blending into each other
houses start looking the same
like those on a continent far away
I want to drive somewhere
I could only fly to
and locations in the mind
are brought together
in oblivion:

maybe, humans are supposed to accept their roots

or not?

wherever love leads us now
we'll follow
gladly

recently, I read
there's a family in Lower Saxony
whose generational bones
of 3000 years
are buried in a cave
nearby

oh well



PJK
September 9th, 2011 / November 3rd, 2013







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - IMAGININGS XLI:
I'M HERE
Eichwalde, September 10th, 2011 - P#579


I'm here
I have just noticed
a flicker
in the corner of my eye
IT has arrived
that moment
of sweet
release ---
now, do not you cheapen it
I am not the doctor
but I can very well differentiate
and tell you
that the window
I am not looking out of
has two distinctive panes
and I can see
light
at the end
of the day
I shall regenerate
throughout the night
-- how I love my keyboard --
-- the flow is just extr'ordinarily --
-- fantastic! --
my perception
is not perfection
I know
and yet still
this is amazing
that I am still
able
to work
to process
to see
to live:
I see light
making a difference
in the darkness
of all that's out here
show me: love
I've looked for love
hunted for love, almost
waited for love
searched for love
compromise for love
been a hopeful idiot for almost love
lost love
lost me
lost me wanting love
lost almost everything inside
and then
she was there
out of nowhere
well, I know:
out of heaven itself
she arose
and came
to me!
ME!
the most unlikely of situations
but it happened
a dream
HOW DO YOU HANG ON TO A DREAM
a friend once asked
I do not know
but I try
because
it must work
don't have a TARDIS, have I
my timeline
is what I make of it
now
and no other time
this is it
YOU ARE NOT ALONE



PJK
September 10th, 2011 / November 3rd, 2013







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - IMAGININGS XLII:
YOU ARE NOT ALONE
Eichwalde, September 10th, 2011 - P#580


I will be always with you, whether in person, or electronically
you can count on that
you may feel lonely now
but i am here
revolving around you
even from a distance
an outer planet now
circling
around your gravity
of special
power
I am
with you
in thoughts
in spirit
in soul
YOU ARE NOT ALONE



PJK
September 10th, 2011 / November 3rd, 2013







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - IMAGININGS XLIII:
I WAS LOOKING FOR A POEM TO DESCRIBE WHAT LOVE IS
Eichwalde, September 24th, 2011 - P#581


I was looking for a poem to describe what love is
I was asking Shakespeare, Catullus, Dante, and Whitman,
Goethe, Emerson, Welch and Homer (and even Loriot) -
and all the answers I got
were plentiful
yet given by others:
thus all I can say
is what you are saying
to each other today:
a promise to share what is the most precious:
your life
with each other



PJK
September 24th, 2011 / November 3rd, 2013







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - IMAGININGS XLIV:
NOWHERE IS SOMEWHERE
Polanica Zdroj, October 2nd, 2011 - P#582


on and on
on we go
and on and on

matter exists
but what is existence
and what is non-existence?

physically speaking,
zero means a particle and an anti-particle
locked in endless pairs of annihilation and creation

this is a nothing
that keeps on
nothinging

on and on and on and on and on and on and ...

in our place now
moving around
into nothingness

similarly?

place and no-place
(reality and outopia)
constantly negating and inspiring themselves

nowhere thus
is a creative/destructive position
between poles equally insane

nowhere is somewhere
and somewhere in dreams
going at each other

how do I then arrive at the dream?
is this not what I really want?
the road to the dream is the road to nowhere

someone should build the dang bridge

in the middle of nowhere, negating reality,
should I not then
be able to embrace the dream?

have I not then arrived
at the one place
where it could have been done?

and this is why:
Atlantis had to be an island
read by anti-realist dreamers

but as soon as nothing becomes something
the dream made reality
we are stuck again

in all our all-too human
clusterfuck
idiocy

oh well

+1   O   -1

the triangle of birth and destruction

how little though
do still
we know:

maybe then
we still
should dream?



PJK
October 2nd, 2011 / November 3rd, 2013







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - IMAGININGS XLV:
STRANGE
Eichwalde, October 10th, 2011 - P#583


it is strange
how I feel
that my power is fading
and my coherence
has been breaking up
day by(e) day,
nah,
minute by minute,
almost ---

every day more without you
I feel
is a day I am becoming less of myself
diminishing
into diminishment
so to say

we are not talking, my dear outside observer,
a case of insanity;
we are talking, my dears,
a case of two personalities
split up
by space and time
a mere shadow
of what they have seen
they could have become
and should be
again



PJK
October 10th, 2011 / November 3rd, 2013







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - IMAGININGS XLVI:
SHARK
Eichwalde, October 27th, 2011 - P#584


like a shark
I must continue to swim
must continue to move
must go on

I would like
to rest
now



PJK
October 27th, 2011 / January 26th, 2012







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - IMAGININGS XLVII:
PROMISES OF LOVE
Eichwalde, October 30th, 2011 - P#585


may ring hollow
mine never are

I sincerely hope so



PJK
October 30th, 2011 / January 26th, 2012







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - IMAGININGS XLVIII:
KNOWINGLY
Eichwalde, November 1st, 2011 - P#586


knowing the prospective end
will still mean the end
but with the soothing twist
that what is known
can mean power
and a choice
albeit a final one
is better
than a descending
into where you're not yourself any more
you end
by choice

dignity
and agency
restored

so farewell
brave one
into Walhall
your life was brief but good
and shalt be dearly missed



PJK
November 1st, 2011 / January 26th, 2012







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - IMAGININGS XLIX:
SO
Eichwalde, November 24th, 2011 - P#587


there are still
so many things
I want to show you still
so many things
I want us to do
so many things
I want us to know



PJK
November 24th, 2011 / January 26th, 2012







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - IMAGININGS L:
DECLARATIONS OF LOVE
Eichwalde, December 19th, 2011 - P#588


this is never easy
it just comes easy
and what ever you think
artfulness is losing out too
how could it not
rest sound



PJK
December 19th, 2011 / January 26th, 2012





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