Gerd Stern

prefer up and on
to off and down
direction or degree
whatever mores are
just enough to count
all the way too much
like high never low
one more time over
down to ever

I High You
Too or Where there
That what that is
genuine whatness
appreciated legality
overstood can over
replace something
under plus one
counting backwards
innumerable integers
on plus synchronicity
interruptus cannabliss
gently down the stream

not impossible
just difficult another
degree matters as level
of incidence regarding
the potential responsibility
for element  - things of order
at somewhere else than any
how belief systems with
expected overstandings

Gerd Stern is 91 and living in New Jersey. He has been writing poetry since his teens and has exhibited media and visual poetry in the U.S. and globally.