Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Obviously

Obviously when your mind shows up empty
Headachy
Yawning
Unwise; just stretching gawping and scratching

Obviously when you are here in flesh only
The inner screen burbles
With static it is time to
Write a poem.
Start at this desk
Where a black lamp bends, curious.
If today means sowing not reaping
But you must hand in,

Obviousy, go back:
Get chased again by a turkey gobbler at
Age two run for your life and
Into the laughter of grownups:
First of many learnings about the
Hypocrites who loved you;
Or ride away from dark Cambridge
stunned, in taxicab your boyfriend called,
To take you away because he was bored:
First of several learnings about
Men who didn't love you.

Obviously, you find those
Barbed and hurty things
More writable than a child's
Hand holding yours,
Or peace after receiving communion or
A little dog smiling over red rubber ball.
More present to pen than the ones
Who really do love you.

Why can't you write about bunny rabbits?
I asked that boyfriend once as
Violence spewed from his
Smith-Corona; and blood spurted from
Loud fiery crashes on his paper-strewn
Desk.
Obviously, he said,
Bunny rabbits aren't very dynamic.

4 Comments:

Blogger Winifred said...

Mom, that was a great poem.

You'll have to tell me about the anti-bunny-rabbit guy some day.

5:23 AM  
Blogger Winifred said...

Hi Mom,

I was thinking about this when I went home last night.

"Bunny rabbits aren't very dynamic."

I bet he felt like a fool & you vindicated when "Watership Down" became a best-seller.

:)

9:22 PM  
Blogger Pru said...

Hi, yes, it was Brodsky! Thanks for the talk on the phone...
Thailand is a continuous monarch since the 14th century. Wow.

9:23 PM  
Blogger Pru said...

Hi, yes, it was Brodsky! Thanks for the talk on the phone...
Thailand is a continuous monarchy since the 14th century. Wow.

9:23 PM  

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