Saturday, February 12, 2005

Have a happy New Year


Shadows of a curtain on a facing wall,
The tingling of a cut nerve,
A man without a bed buys a table frequented by ghosts,
A woman and a child cross the lot across the street each day at nine,
Medicine on a nightstand,
a pen,
Pregnant women read menus in a restaurant,
A forest hag exchanges redemption for a small white dog to whom she constantly tells lies, a dog that discerns the passing hour by the lengthening shadows of a windblown curtain on a wall.

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