Among the Forgetters #14
Antonyms for Rendezvous
A New Kind of Writing
This building has no soul.
fulfils its perpetual
What constitutes building
when rebuilding remains
the blood’s intrinsic mission?
Heat lightning changes
the skyline momentarily.
Wasps huddle and spit paper
in the doorway
of an old hotel.
Checkered cabs make light
work of night travel
if the traveller
has little ambition.
There are only three
places to go,
Be kind to her
where she lives
is just a lesser
I watch with curiosity and joy
as the storm progresses. I have too long
been eventless. I have too long been dry.
And kind of sticky. Like a fruit roll-up.
It was difficult to tell the grey clouds
from nightfall, which was happening as well,
from some ideas I have for a new
way of manipulating ink, a long-
distance writing carried out with maps
and psychic energy. I have too long
relied on the internet and doppler
radar. Like a robot unable
to distinguish soft edges. Atmospheric
shifts. The language of birds seeking shelter.