Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Initial Water

a sparrow attaches
to the screen in the bathroom
raiding a tomb of old flies

the sound of existence
in the crack of a thorax
and a pair of middle-aged teeth

and I
wearing nothing
in the whatnot of 20
yelp into the whiteness
expressing unforeseen anger
at the scourge of initial water

Oh my God,
am I really this young?

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