Solid Things

August 23, 2010

There’s this secret I’ve kept so discreet

From lovers, & brothers, & mothers.

I’ve mis managed to become  so mum

It was only clearer to me

After  self therapy

The  other day,  or another.

.

From  this  encompassing  dream,

I   finally  wanted

All the  solid things  I was sold  to get,

When it’s important  to want one.

.

               I   Get

Silk  batik ties, Italian silk shirts,

Mostly-silk  jackets,

Dry cleaned,  & all in the closet.

.

                  I  Wait For And Get

Too new Peter & P.J., Gabriel and Harvey,

Unheard of, they’re still in their jacket.

Too new Laurie Anderson, Richard Thompson,

Unheard of, they’re still in their jacket.

.

                     I  Waited  For  &  Get

Big  Bio book   of Elliott

                                  Smith, and the case is still closed

.

                                 I   Get

                     New  Yorker’s

                     Drawings  &  Captions

                     All of them  (All these years)

                      Data   on   disc

                      unplayed  &  unsmiled  to. (sadly)

                                   I   Got

                       New  Yorker’s

                       Drawings  & Captions

                        The Board Game…

.

..

Why  I  With-hold

All  that  pleasure,

I haven’t a clue.

It’s half-like  holding  love 

At arm’s length,

& watching it  do

.

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One Response to “Solid Things”

  1. Sherry said

    The first and last ring in my heart. Thank you as always.

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