The words "bright sunlight" are not
the same for single digit Fahrenheit
New York as for Southern California
where bright sunlight thrives
when it's hazy. Long shadows
shove people's motives, leafless tree tops
sliced by rooflines. We wear
the same [...]
Slow pedal notes drag the bottom out
from past, petals left to freeze
when winter comes late within dark.
I face a rattlesnake and neither of us
bite, like this year's war movie
in better color than shown before.
The message, peace, we misunderstand. [...]
A husband and a wife
have stepped onto a stage to argue.
They've held their anger
and explained to the designer
the color of their moods.
Light is there as they need it.
One's pool is much brighter.
One is closer, but closer
to who? They slice air w [...]
The middle of the night
has come very early.
Eyes flame too fast
through empty downtown.
Benches in subway stations
prop up human bags
to barely return to Brooklyn.
It is Sunday. No one appears
to have prayed. In millions
of apartments children stil [...]
The undertaker stops
his new car white and red.
The hitchhiker is the electrician
for the electric chair.
What is written here is the footnote
for what is to come next.
We always tend to label
the unknown, the events
dreams have not yet had time to y [...]