Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Gogyohka 3.2.10

watch the rushing meltwater
too much for the storm drain
and remember
no human belief
can stay solid

the widow
fixing flowers
at the grave
resolves to never
take off his ring

they prop the door open ("Hiya Lou!")
the coffee smoke from the roaster
deafens all the buzzing people
nobody coughs or slows--"Hey Frank!"
shoveling bags two at a time

two about laughing in my face:

Laugh in my face
If you face me grim
it won't be respect
but dammed back mocking
burst out behind my back


If I find myself serious
the world wants to laugh anyway
so laugh in my face
it's better than facing
a line up of makeup respect

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