one in three questions is serious
two are small hands grasping
in the wet-dark
for salinized water
or a mustache
arriving at customs
before a tour
of the great pyramids
i am obsessed
but that’s behind him now
a flashlight / in a closet / at the bottom / of the aegean sea
You’re a nag.
You’re a liar.
Stop wasting my time.
he is a craftsman
with beautiful rough hands
full of calluses like truth
with crete between
his team has prepared
and sand fires for every possible occasion
If you don’t like it, you can leave.
in fact i think you should go
freshly shaven chest
like a great royal crest
give the world what it
so depressingly craves
in its arms this generation bears
time or place drowning my hands
around its neck long and slender
Everyone agrees with me.
trees sorting themselves below birds
You should be ashamed of yourself.
great figures inconceivable if not for sky
I don’t need you, you need me.
nothing neat left in this moved-on world
After all I have done for you, this is the thanks I get?
oubliette, oubliette, oubliette