study time

April 25, 2007

STOP PRETENDING
sometimes whispers at 
the back of my neck
and fingertips
when waking up,
it is raining outside
smoky windowpanes

i never smoked those cigarettes,
there wasn’t enough time
or courage 
to stand outside and blow
rings at the moon
i fell asleep with the
lights on
instead and the sounds of
the cars on the pavement
physics books – converging and diverging
lenses to look at the world.

IT ISN’T ENOUGH
and knowing that, i try
to be content with what
i have not lost
WHAT CAN YOU DO?

everything, i —

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