Saturday, February 14, 2009

Poem 090215.02

Loud noises in the hall

Door rattled urgently as if

The Messenger's last strength

Bad tidings to deliver.

Neighborhood adolescents

Aping Hollywood adulthood with

Soigné attitudes, hard boorishness

Meek incompetence to mask.

So I swallow anger remembering

How difficult it is, being stupid

Glandular and awkward when

Beauty passes you by.

Has P locked her lover out again?

This crazed midnight urgency

Must be rapture, self or other

It hardly matters.

This senseless knocking

As if a Cosmic Concierge

Will answer her desperation

With solicitous gentility.

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