Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Soho Night Walk

am i a dinosaur? am i a werewolf?
alone i walk scaled
bigger than in memory down tiny streets larger
in the past than when i see them now
there are people here who look like me twenty years ago
and walk in couples
i walk alone
the full moon alone is my lover
all the songs in the clubs
i've heard songs like
and if she were here
she would ask me
what did you do these twenty years
and if she were here
i would tell her
repetition repetition

from Thebes (1991)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Travel Haiku

thunderous applause
heard in summer's train station
just a baggage cart