Majesty

 

sad to say and
very sorry but

just to be alone
more and more

seems in
creasingly

desire
able

some purity
of form

in the
austerities

of needing
not to

relate
nor to

extend
inter

active
ly but

simply to
take one

little
moment to

breathe
out and

breathe in
again

letting this
heart perk

on its own
a bit further

along the
electrocar

diographic
railway

unperturbed
for a little moment

by empathetic
stops nor

terminal outcomes
remotely

imaginal
nor any

howsoever
clickety

clacks down
the tracks

past this
quiet little

burg named
New Oblivion

like one of
those biblical

dots in Utah
with a pop

ulation of One
maybe Two

in solitary
occupations

no services no
civic club

logos posted
no chamber

of commerce
just pollen

sweeping in
yellow waves

off the
fruited

plains in
the lee

of purple
mountains

majesty

 

    1997