Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Up to Date

(for Emanuel Peluso)
is there anything more to say
once we're up to date on our
attachments movies books or
the latest political squabbles
was there ever what did we
talk about or did we need to
the day itself sufficient unto
ourselves reforming again in
the context of possibility now
we are old retired from work
and further romantic questing
I still yearn to converse be
friends and improve our lives

Friday, September 13, 2019

More So

shall I tell you everything
that occurs to me in my
narrow vocabulary feebler
by the minute wonderful
filling the shoes of strict
precision evocative verbs
absorbed into had and got
no one cares I said again
a way of excusing laziness
limited research overhasty
leaps into pointless print
beating myself up doesn't
make me better or repair
entropic drift so change or
stay the same and more so

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Seven Minutes

will he waste the seven minutes
before breakfast or seize them
in a rush of words still ready to
create expression even if he can't
remember what he meant to say

better follow the feeling if it's
good if not too bad he counts on
naturally smiling weather inside
warmth self-generating even as
winter says look out here I come