Sunday, January 11, 2009
New glasses for new poetry.
How to Give Up—Give In
Someday, unbeknownst to the sorry
lot of the dark virile ghosts in your corner,
the blue moon will actually come.
Bruised by the stone glare of the limelight,
it’ll come to stand in your tenuous doorway,
ready to admit it’s been late in coming.
Leave the indolent lotus-eaters right
then and there, their gorgeous blond faces,
and go to work, your shoulder to the hard sky.
Stop blaming the heat, the weather is
not a response to your desire, or non-desire,
you are part weather, part flower-leaf waving.
Lieutenant of the present room, practice
more of those human blunders, less fast lies,
leave your fumbling empty to the glossies.
You can be taken down as easily as taken up,
leave your arms loose in the hour, your body
buoyed by your own coalition with the air.