August 19, 2020
Another 2018 poem…
Don’t know where I’m going, don’t know where it all rolls
I’m turning over the rocks in my path.
The pens have all lost their ink, so I’m carving words in mud instead.
Gritty words which leave their trace on the desk,
on the chair and on the floor
where you walked out the door last Tuesday night.
If my hands are not what they seem,
it’s because they have been scrubbing at the indelible paint
I tried to hide under whitewash and draperies
salvaged from dumpsters last year.