01 January 2010

New Year's

New Year's (12/31)

            is something that I measure
in milliliters I pour it over my head in the shower
in bath houses
                                    I stand in steam rooms
                        and run it over the coals

Hope is a flower in a railyard

                                    I'm trying to have more
                        Trying to collect it in jars

Some kind of insect emotion
that I can hoard

            is the new year coming up and opening
its arms             I am trying

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