There was a waning & a waning to tell/waning in order to tell. Biblical snows, ices, rains. Stereotypical images & behaviors, I am sorry but there were. Waking up early morning when it barely counts. Unfamiliarity with referent. I waited first for other noises before turning off any silence. I showered, made coffee & then wrote these sections almost every day for severed months. I surprise myself by not knowing what was in control. There was a screen installed (which has now been removed) by a novice.
This is a love poem.
from We Lack in Equipment & Control
Taking liberties we aren’t comfortable with
You said my scent had changed (long before February), whose immunity?
I would like sustainability, an agreement entered into
I would like you to go eat breakfast especially hearty
I can’t be any plainer
Here was your love
Everybody can get you out of it
It is difficult to be a person
The atmosphere will save & share our searches, neurobehavioral
Use the same phrases each time, this will harden
The polluting elements,
They’re the ones you curate again & again
I’ve been surrounding myself
with friends, I’ve never talked more
about friends. I like how they stalk
when I most need it, February.
They eat with me, b/c friends know I can’t
turn it down. We turn our collars
toget- her, my friends & I, so the inner
is the outer. One of my very important friends
swarmed my red until my head was the very mean
of the woolen warm rose,
the part I believe you can’t touch or
the petals at once fall off, over- friendly.
I was alright then, at least for a bit, & immodest.
Chat Live With Our Meteorologists,
the web counsels.
About the weather, I suppose,
but can I also mention my various
hang-ups. I mean, how many of these atmo-
spheric scientists have never had their heart-
venue switched after the programs
were printed/switched the venue after
the programs were printed of one or more
hearts. Or made literal note of the pale gift-
wrapped display boxes tacked up behind the post
office staff & just wanted
to drop out of all lines forever, bareback overhaul.
If you see opportunities for collaboration, yell.
Assigned a task force: the distinct vortex is twice
the size of our largest state at this point. After you
have read the letters, hoard them between magazines,
be strong as a roll of paper charged
by possible fire, & stronger. Here comes extinction,
without warning. We went from pistols to necklaces
to necklessness without pause: no wonder I chatter
about corruption, o neck-on-the-line. When electric
light was novel, depiction of nightlife was too.
Technology augmented, augmented our documentary
with its greens & anything-but-greens. When elec-
tric light was a novel, we discovered the embedded
by negative space. I only wish there
were any inkling of your side, its meaty seams.
Let’s exchange professional reticence,
I am more than ready. Signal to me from
the battlefield, even if it be sea, with the white fan,
touch shore several times in heightened semaphore.
Scholarship the bale I trace & tie with cords,
defensive gut attitude. For once I’d like to be given a good Feeling
Faces Chart with suitable emotions accurately labeled.
Drawbacks include overexcitement/confusion
at the variety offered. Drawbacks include advanced words
below the Faces which might be misconstrued
by the viewer. I’ll select several who can’t
access the pasture without help.
We’ll check the bales for rot & sympathize.
We’ll break them, having left our matches behind,
address serial need in rounds of demand.
There are drawbacks to February living.
I’ve never performed so many lively functions & honestly
don’t want to start now. One of the Feeling Faces
was honesty, aka accomplished referee
whose evaluation no one lingers to hear.
The sanitation department is snarled up
in my snow drifts, therefore is also snarled up
in my quickening trophy.