milky way



listening to him talk my mind drifts quickly

Janis Joplin's wail another night

reading through senryu stack of books

on the phone his baritone is rough

turning off my computer bathed in darkness



[day continues]


day continues with a heart like a whirlpool

ravens hold court a pine grove

over clipped hedges we trade bits of gossip

i love a man with a viper's demeanor

hate burning at the bottom of my starved eyes