Thursday, January 10, 2013


Gray mist yawns on my shoulder;
lifts, stretches, seeps into my eyes.
It expects me not to complain,
but I say, Not today. Please, not today.

But it doesn’t go away.

Now my head feels like a dead imagination;
thoughtless as a cloud, drowned worms in a puddle.
Every word I’ve ever written doesn’t like me.

I place my head in my hands
and start to worry:

She could walk in, at any second,
and see me as I really am—
a heap of gray; a river of colors
draining down the sewer.

(From the book Kairos)

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