for leather accrues
The miracle of the streets
The scents & smogs &
pollens of existence
 
Shiny blackness
so totally naked she was
Totally un-hung-up
 
We looked around
lights now on
Top see our fellow travellers
~~~
 
I am troubled
Immeasurably
By your eyes
 
I am struck
By the feather
of your soft
Reply
 
The sound of glass
Speaks quick
Disdain
 
And conceals
What your eyes fight
To explain
~~~
 
She looked so sad in sleep
Like a friendly hand
just out of reach
A candle stranded on
a beach
While the sun sinks low
an H-bomb in reverse
~~~
 
Everything human
is leaving
her face
 
Soon she will disappear
into the calm
vegetable
morass
 
Stay!
 
My Wild Love!
~~~
 
I get my best ideas when the
telephone rings & rings. It’s no fun
To feel like a fool-when your
baby’s gone. A new ax to my head:
Possession. I create my own sword
of Damascus. I’ve done nothing w/time.
A little tot prancing the boards playing
w/Revolution. When out there the
World awaits & abounds w/heavy gangs
of murderers & real madmen. Hanging
from windows as if to say: I’m bold–
do you love me? Just for tonight.
A One Night Stand. A dog howls & whines
at the glass sliding door (why can’t I
be in there?) A cat yowls. A car engine
revs & races against the grain– dry
rasping carbon protest. I put the book
down– & begin my own book.
Love for the fat girl.
When will SHE get here?
~~~
 
In the gloom
In the shady living room
where we lived & died
& laughed & cried
& the pride of our relationship
took hold that summer
What a trip
To hold your hand
& tell the cops
you’re not 16
no runaway
The wino left a little in
the old blue desert
bottle
Cattle skulls
the cliche of rats
who skim the trees
in search of fat
Hip children invade the grounds
& sleep in the wet grass
’til the dogs rush out
I’m going South!

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