Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Sit Outside

Sit Outside

Sit outside and bear witness

for just a moment be alone and remember

where you were today a year ago

and the year before then and before then

Poised scarlets and oranges soon to be

piled springtime memories

at curbside

A warm and breezy respite from Texan summer oppression

Mexico-minded birds prepare

for the great circular clashless wonder

and so should you

however tempting the brief Autumn sun--the Winter succubus:

Don't go, stay here with me.

Sit outside while bearing witness and wonder

where you would go

where you are going

and where you thought you'd be

the last time hope withered

the last time Hell's fires burned in the trees

the last time it smelled like October.


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