Thursday, February 14, 2013

Two Things And A Pretty Blue Flower

Pliny says that Endymion was the first human to watch
and study the Moon and that’s why she fell in love with him.

The stars in the sky this book in my hand
and a third thing vanishing in this age
where all books open to a ripped out page
where the patterns we try to understand

above us are when airplanes fly and land
these things are an angry folksinger’s rage
melodies and harmonies for a wage
in a nightclub where every dance is planned

by a man in makeup a laughing man
telling a woman to sing a love song
telling an accountant to add things right

a man in makeup with a laughing plan
drinking in the dark and swallowing long
then switching on a bright electric light.

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