Feb 16, 2010



To Catch and Retreat

my predilections are few:
that i wish i were better
than i wish i was

the guilt of having torn
from a woman

that there is no light
but what i see by

the moon
a bitter cup

that i am a writer
that i write less
and less

so many things i do not care for
for sometimes being good
at something else

that nothing clicks
in all these ceaseless shifts

that yes the beat of this drum
is rhythmless

that i eat lemons
and sugar
and drink tea

that i've thought of goji
that i've thought of sons

that these letters sent to everyone
are sent to you

these predilections are few
but they possess such
irreproducible potential

and that's enough.