Archive for May, 2012

Thursday

what conceivable
resemblance do I bear to
a fighter pilot?

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Wednesday

offer me a cup
— freeze-frame it — next offer me
wine — hold that right there —
now tell me about the wine
did you drink it? and did I?

Tuesday

she’s the kind of girl
swiftly steps out of the way
leaving the field clear

Monday

when the world splinters
into bewilderment — down
past the point of no
return — dig! — dig there among
the loose shards for a poem

Sunday

and it’s true of course
to do deliberate good
is the riskiest
venture — stick to evil — there’s
less hypocrisy in it

Saturday

on Alec Guinness

let there be nothing
grudging in my assessment —
he’s a genius
— that calm gaze with a hint of
the spider’s careful wisdom

Friday

to capture and to
set her free in a single
act of listening