SOME ABSORBING ERRAND
September 24, 2015
True happiness we are told, consists getting out of oneself, but the point is not only to get out- you must stay out; and to stay out you must have some absorbing errand.”
-Henry James, from “Roderick Hudson”
Too wretched still/ 2 week without coastal sunsets
To wreath Night’s long door/ I long for
The right time alone & wait &
As I wait/ I’ll eliminate/ obvious suspects
Crowding my space I’ve longed for/
To my credit the thing about editing out
All the non essential/ It’s Everywhere/
A lot easy to pivot w/pen then slice there/
I can stick to plans/
Mic down the music some & blinds slats/
I’ll recede that
Loveleaking hand off a needy cat and/
Speaking of love, lean forward & force
A poem to her.
“The woman I’m thinking of, she loved me all up
But I’m so down today
She’s so fine, she’s in my mind.
I hear her callin’.
See the lonely boy, out on the weekend
Trying to make it pay.
Can’t relate to joy, he tries to speak and
Can’t begin to say.”
— from Neil Young’s ‘Out On The Weekend’