25.1.12

This one's for you

from 2010



Are you in the right class?



Well.










-shuffle, flush-










I dream during daily drudgery.










Thought collects in my nostrils;


Reason tangles my hair.










-stammer, chortle, fuss-










Take a seat. Take a seat,


You need to be heard,










The part of you unadvertised


By The Clamorous Times.










-scrape, furrow, knit, survive, sing-










We’ll tap into you like a great tree.


Your dried mud will crumble,










Then someone will come ‘round to vacuum


And it will be gone.










-soften, loosen, strengthen, lift-










Shift, and sigh. In wonderment, laugh.


Here at table I take — well,










Give me moment or more


To say some things strange but true.










When I hear music do you know what I do?










-zip, button, fasten, zip-










I know what you do, you dance.