Poetry. ON GOING is a collection of poems, sketches, and writings from a notebook between 2002-2005. During this time, Tom Morgan traveled extensively across the United States, back and forth across the U.S. / Mexican border, and abroad to Thailand and India. "These writings embrace a tradition of sketch-writing in daily practice, riff of Buddhist koans, race across the universe with Beat babble flow embracing everything. Tom Morgan's poems move under the moon (which Kerouac has noticed is "a piece of tea--(Under the empty blue sky, vertebrate zoology.)" with the grace and rhythm of panacea separating. They carve into the sluice of eternity and bump through America's landscape, shuffle abroad, over mountains, rivers, and geological shifts; they whip through highways under strata; flora dots the page like punctuation, like litter, like human life under immensity, like the quick wit and smile of a girl you should marry--all things the mind could muddle or notice with clarity and care"--Ryan Gallagher.