And This Is Why


Don’t worry,

Inevitably an eventuality will

Come, pass

And due to/indebted to

Time

Be recollected

.

Cause does not create

Effect

But purely posits opening

For possibility, potential

.

As in increments

Beyond measure

There are rifts of disruption

Which slip by

/

Slip in

.

Or Next Verse


what’s the worth of song

no one else

knows

how to finish?

*

too many lyrics

blown away

from near-by ears

to continue.

different radios,

stations

and competition

of sounds.

* *

so now as dances

occur

new

differing –

these tunes

are left here

unheard

for any steps,

harmony

or next verse.

Calls to Adjust


admit to misgivings

come up short

negotiate

*

sorrow calls self

better things

to do

*

hold strength

slippery pain

let reception

adjust

*

admit sorrow

hold misgivings’

calls to adjust

Before


Before getting lost

to the space

of the tight-knit

Northeast

A loosely scripted message

needs to be typed

sent through the web

away from hands

holding envelopes,

standing in line for stamps

hoping to feel

like this is the way

one goes about

(be)longing.