Clouds and Trees

"Nothing ever goes away enough or arrives enough,/ and I want to cry when I think of my heart,/ muscle pounding in muscle, greedy always for joy." – 'A Warning', Eric Anderson

Month: September, 2012

The Mirror Used Hands

Dan Levin looks at himself asleep
In that crack under the door.

He wants to let himself through
But only murmurs and turns over.

Dan Levin is his own name
Gone forgotten on the train ride.

He keeps his eyes closed and thinks
He is a cloud that is empty.

Dan Levin gets up and opens the door.
The crack gets big as Dan Levin and

The trees outside
come in.


Beetles in the Attic

A crash in the basement.
It was not my house then.

What a noise! I did not hear it.
I was watching the kitchen for rain.

The cat is a friend. He is mother’s pocket.
She puts there what she cannot eat.

He climbs up my chair. I think cereal. Well,
will anybody be home in awhile?

I smoke, smoke, old, old smoke.
A switch turns on the attic fan.

There are little beetles on the windows.
Just not in the basement.

Crickets in the basement.