Strange Events, Incomprehensible
Such those radically a new guided events
events view events new those such,
I new changing ordinary mean point radically events --
have events new such I because life events.
Surrounding them result and necessary guided epochs
epochs very epochs necessary them surrounding,
influence necessary creating of man's person result epochs --
had epochs necessary surrounding influence became life epochs.
Say their reached aim not grasp events
events very events not their say,
inner not call only moment pursuit reached events --
hidden events not say inner broader life events.
Strange to resources and no guide early
early vast early no to strange,
its no connection of me places resources early --
harmonious early no strange its became look early.
System though recognized as not greater explanation
explanation vision explanation not though system,
in not clear of more path recognized explanation --
had explanation not system in but life explanation.
Something the recognition a never grasp every
every view every never the something,
it never circumstances of must penetration recognition every --
had every never something it but lost every.
Suddenly the responsibility aim not glimpsed exterior
exterior visited exterior not the suddenly,
I not chance one me principle responsibility exterior --
however exterior not suddenly I but loss exterior.
--Jim Benz has been writing poetry for more than thirty years—with a big gap in the middle. His work can be found in a variety of print and online journals, including (most recently) Daily Haiku, DIAGRAM, Caper Literary Journal, and Blackbox Manifold. An associate editor of Shakespeare's Monkey Revue, he lives in Minneapolis MN with his wife, two cats, and a dog.