Red Town #13

Monday, July 11, 2011

Home Depot
your trees are beautiful

in this weak light
spring is so new

it is about to disappear
completely     for some

reason I get lost
on the way home

ambushed by hundreds
of girls in plaid skirts

schoolbuses and safety
guards     the whole

world working to keep
them upright     I see

everything from behind
a windshield and wreaths

come down     invisible ones
on my head and by their

feet     there is a roaring
a man in a storefront

gets out of his chair
leaves his building and

walks toward me
mouth moving     words

no different than pacing
toward me in this light

Friday, July 1, 2011