Of Everyday

Fluctuations of everyday 
fall through the grates
that hold the weight
of heroic quest: 
a sequence of mundane limitations
and responsibilities
checked off
or stacked up
for tomorrow, 

leaving its afterimage
of limitations,
small pleasures,
and being home.

Exuberant Plunge

               Taking an exuberant plunge 
               over the junk nostalgia
               of order,
              doing this, doing that
              with the intimacy of a dog’s breath,
              documenting the change
              in my pocket,
              oblivious to epic ambitions,
              while a yellow flower breaks free
              from the mundane weeds.