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Archive for September, 2014

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

 

Into love you collapse with scrawled temptation.
Someone is there to revive you. Perhaps.

Monday, September 29th, 2014

 

It’s Sunday. We should rest.
But what is approaching is too exciting.

I have not slept for a week.

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

 

I am leaving now
but wait for me.
I will return
and we will drink tea.
Chrysanthemum tea.

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

 

You feed me rice and give me wine
in the shade of the mulberry tree
that stands in your courtyard.

Friday, September 26th, 2014

 

May you enjoy your first visit to England, where I think you will like the fashion of kissing girls.

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

 

I have agreed to shop for cosmetics in a foreign land;
it will be like looking for enlightenment with my mind closed.

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

 

I misread “his book”for “he took” but he did take his book.
So there.

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

 

“Before marriage, bride and groom see each other naked;
no one would buy a horse without first taking off the saddle and bridle,
and similar considerations should apply in marriage.”

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

 

When the zoo animals have been fed it’s round-up time for the kids so they might sing their anthems to doomed youth around the ever-growing stack of discarded computers and cellphones out behind the outhouse.

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

 

It will soon be my night-time bedtime and then what will happen then?

Well, once I’ve slept
I guess I’ll have to get up again and begin
the whole routine over.