another daydream

another daydream

Thursday, November 16, 2017


“The One Thing that Can Save America” - John Ashbery

Let’s go back to zero––
no savoir faire, savior, hero.
The great ideas won’t accumulate
on banks, mountains, vales, or lakes.
Any stake in shores of sure––verboten.
Where “oh” is the only language spoken.
This urge to laugh without knowing
what our joke is––it comes like lightning
to the table, as we sit like star-crossed mates. 
A cackle that chimes across the setting of plates.