I tried to write today

I tried to write today.

I wrote drinking watery draft
from the prominence of
half-stuffed vinyl bar stools
at a glossless black top bar.

I attempted to write the one about the Wagnerian blond
in red fishnet stockings
knocking down the grocery aisle rounder array of cans
Campbell’s in red and white.

Also, there was the one
about shouldering open the swinging doors
into that restaurant kitchen–
two sorts of asylum there:  the safe and the chaos.

I forget what else,
but I must have tried fourteen variations,
and not one shows any signs of working.
Like bipartisan governments,
and exclusivity without vows,
some things
lack the traits to be taken


Posted on 2010/09/01, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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