“Thus, Life is Lived”

I watch – a somber darkening sky only February can lay claim to, beyond the new high-rises, faded forever rooftops of the city passed by as the El clacks ahead further north. I watch: people and their soft-soled shoes and bags, phones, dreamstate eyes looking at nothing as real as the opening and closing ofContinue reading ““Thus, Life is Lived””

Poem for “T”

Straight-shooting utilitarian T, balance beam expectant of the snatch- thump of gymnast’s powdered hands, settling the matter of equilibrium onto a birdless, wire- less telephone pole, abject over horizon, watch for the topple onto proud dinner table top, nothing elegant as an empty scale, as in justice deliberating its hang- dog demeanor on the pop drop of wine, liquidContinue reading “Poem for “T””