Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Portland, ME

Tonight I got so drunk
Jogged up bird cages
Fell down elevators
Now I'm on cat hair
and envelopes
sweating, heart pounding, muscles ache taut
Remember why you loved me?


Besides, nothing better to do
Get dressed, roll cigarettes, plod down sidewalks
A black man in overalls
screams Scripture from the corner
It's Sunday morning
"Look at all that body fat!
"I can't have a plate of food?
"I'm sixty pounds underweight!"
"Me too" I tell my shoes
Too poor for pride
Too rich for humility
I camp in front of the sun dial
Squint at girls jogging around the lake
And pray for all us sinners.

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