Aaron Tieger

 

 

Alan Licht was right


The beginning of the end, though, was the introduction of stereo… Stereo separation, best appreciated in solitude on headphones, was symbolic of The Man’s efforts to disperse the “hippie” movement and helped usher in the Me Decade. —Alan Licht, An Emotional Memoir of Martha Quinn

           
       I
                   move down my street
       like you
                   through yours

 

       in a silent world
       earbuds burst
       w/private beats

           
       Stereo
       began
       the end

 

 

 

July


Sitting up at 2:15
            lightning
                        far
across the highway

Cats make noises
in every room   Think
ing of
dying

            Thundering
to no effect


 

Six Mile Creek


            Cognitive mapping
among lamb’s
ears white
moths   honey
suckle & nameless
flowers in
nameless
colors

 

Rusting drainpipe
along creek
to dam

 

            small fishes
            small feet
            small teeth

 

            Big firs
& leashed dogs
            some bugs kill
what’s that
            good people snap
at little kids

 

Vapor trails
protected land

            Hegemony.

Discuss.