February 11th, 2007

Coffee Squirrel

Unnecessary (Word Sketches)

1.
My eyes hadn't adjusted
To your light
My cigarette hand
Was shaking
Did you notice?
My senses hadn't yet
recognized you
For what you really are

2.
How did I become so
fertile?
I am spraying mist everywhere
Each droplet my child
Flying
Safely landing where they
need be
Why did I ever worry?

3.
How kind of you to worry
When the blood finally
Stains your hands
Vivisection turns surreal
When your subject --
In its pieces -- critiques your
Technique

4.
Damn
Why aren't you here?
You were promised to me
Maybe it's because I've never
Put much faith in promises
Yet I'll wake expecting you
Under my tree

5.
Sotto voce
Gossamer as wings can be
Rent gently from the arms
Of impossibility
You were here and I didn't see
I want to apologize
But it would be crass and
Unnecessary