Thursday, January 28, 2010

Reprise à trois


I have learned a lot
in the past half decade.

I have learned to make
a good cup of coffee to begin the day.

I am often out of cream.

Sometimes I have planned ahead
and have bought evaporated milk,
the use of which I learned from you,
for just such emergencies.

I have not learned to sew.

Just so you know.

Outer Child

For every child in you
there is a bright and shiny Heraclitus
coppery with sunrise
like a new penny.

Except when it rains.

Then it is anything German or British,
like the charge of a lancer in fog.


If it is gentle and distant
it may do.

If it is a business meeting
or a presentation I will have to pass.

Unless the audio-visuals are good.

If it is a debate or an argument,
it’s wasting all our time,
knock on wood.

If it is a walk down memory lane
it is always too early.

If it is exploratory
it is never too late.

If it is a prayer breakfast
I’ll be there as an observer.

If it is a date on the calendar
it will have to be the full moon.

If it is check boxes with multiple choice
it may as well be noise.

If it is a secret rendez-vous
with destiny with no one knowing
whether we are coming or going
who could say no? I’ll bring
my valise.

[copyright EAC 2010]

1 comment:

Thorndike Pickledish said...

Poetry for the soul and mind is a Rhumba of flowing beauty and neon question marks before us !!
SPLENDID words indeed.