Archive for August, 1975


Monday, August 4th, 1975
               What narrow places we drift into
               when we fail to watch ourselves.

                 Into the easy places
                 where no one comes
                 and nothing changes.

               Into our peace and quiet
                 and our deaths
                 at the hands of our anxieties
                    and complacencies.

                                 4 aug 75

— Copyright 1965-2008 by Dennis Gallagher —


Thursday, August 7th, 1975
      Clever world, this, that outfoxes me at every step.
        Maya changes to illusion each time I arrive to claim my dreams.
      I used to be quite satisfied to do the best I could
        but now I can't even find that mark
        in this strange world where illusion and truth
        reciprocate like day and night.
      I am, at every pass, both act and result
        Karma and consciousness, awake and asleep,
        unable to move upstream against my experiences.
      I'm playing in a game bigger than my comprehension
        scattered in reactions, I'm gathering only enough
        to be sure I'm not winning, yet.
                                 7 aug 75

— Copyright 1965-2008 by Dennis Gallagher —

1975-08-18 Denise Downs

Monday, August 18th, 1975
                             Denise Downs
         I'm in love with this life, though I don't understand it much.
         Eyes as clear as mine look back sometimes
         from another universe quite outside my own...
            Denise flys on impluse and lands on friends between hops
            and tells me its as simple as it seems
            with eyes that hide no lies.
         She's there, and she's not
            and I don't really know why
            but I love to watch her eyes and to see her fly
            She's crazy and she knows it
            and she smiles all the time
            'No sense', she says, 'in trying to act straight,
            when you're far beyond the line.'
                                          18 aug 75

— Copyright 1965-2008 by Dennis Gallagher —