A Big Poodle

Merrily merrily
Time passes by

There is no clock
But of her cotton rustling

I am a rusty tap
Of shallow dripping words

May this poodle
Fill up her silence

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Hope in a Tattered Cloth

An appetite is a costly thing.
For life? Oh, it’s more.
It’s easy to find why tragedy wears such a
commonplace bearing, and hope?
Who knows what it wore.

But, I have lost all my appetite
And hope? I saw her eons ago.
In a time when she was coarsely drawn up and-
Tottering; though her face still glowed.


Moon


In Praise of My Father’s Adam’s Apple

An old Adam’s apple glistened on my father-
My old father- on my father’s old throat.
After a shave, after a save; after he came back from the hospital, after all concerned had lost all their hope
and then, regained.

My Adam’s apple glistens too in the morning light
(like father, like his son?)
After I shit, bath, brush, floss and shave.
To pull a long day and a quieter one too as one pull the wools over one’s eyes
and get drowned in the matinee’s terrific irony-
Why, that is my usual business.

I wonder what I will regain.
His mullishness, perhaps?
Before the end of the time and before the end of
my elongated days.


Again A Great Man Dying

While reading a biography- a new book- life of Michelangelo or Kemal Pasha; invariably I will ask on some grand pages, “Did he know?”

“Did he know what?”

“Did he know how would it end, how would he himself die?”

“No one could possibly know that. Don’t be silly!” I will chide myself.

But as soon as the conversation is over- me naive being silenced by me reasonable- there will be a self-assurance of a fortune teller and an anxiety of a disciple, in me, while looking at the prospect of a great man.


The Night I Lost All My Savings


Flight of a Pickup Artist

Abracadabra.

Bye-bye,

Curty

Darling.

Enough

Fun!

Gone,

Here from the

Imperious

Jokester.

Knowing

Love

Means

Nothing

Or

Pain.

Queef

Ranting

Sweet-sweet.

Trick-treating the

Uglies

Vastly

With

XOXO, and,

Yespening their

Zips.