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    Poppies

    This is a year of poppies: our land
    was brimming with them as May burned
    into June and I returned—
    a sweet dark wine that made me drunk.

    From clouds of mulberry to grains to grasses
    ripeness was all, in the fitting
    heat, in the slow drowsiness spreading
    through the universe of green.

    My life half over I saw grown sons
    setting off alone and vanishing from sight
    beyond the prison the flight
    of the swallow makes in the spent

    glow of a stormy evening, but the pain
    gave way humanely to the light
    coming on inside the house for another meal
    in air made cooler by hail

    letting off steam in the distance.
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    In a perfect world, our dreams will be fulfilled. There would be no hard work or planning ahead, because everything you want would be given to you. In the real world, where we all live, rewards must be earned. The problem most people have is in the day-to-day details of accomplishment. Accomplishment takes a lot of time, sacrifice and effort, and that’s the real rub for a lot of people. But, as Abraham Lincoln once said, “The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.”

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    Re: Poppies

    Procedures

    Pam's at the plastic surgeon
    waiting for him to slit
    under her eyelids,
    then sew the folds together.
    Everybody does it; it takes
    off years. She flips
    through Good Housekeeping
    and reads a description
    of how maraschino cherries
    are made. They inject
    a normal cherry, dissolve
    the pit, then bleach it,
    dye it, fill it with sugar,
    and preserve it for ten years.
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    In a perfect world, our dreams will be fulfilled. There would be no hard work or planning ahead, because everything you want would be given to you. In the real world, where we all live, rewards must be earned. The problem most people have is in the day-to-day details of accomplishment. Accomplishment takes a lot of time, sacrifice and effort, and that’s the real rub for a lot of people. But, as Abraham Lincoln once said, “The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.”

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    Re: Poppies

    Subject, Verb, Object

    I is not ego, not the sum
    of your unique experiences,
    just, democratically,
    whoever's talking,
    a kind of motel room,
    yours till the end—
    that is, of the sentence.

    The language, actually,
    doesn't think I's important,
    stressing, even in
    grandiose utterance—
    e.g., I came
    I saw I conquered—
    the other syllables.

    Oh, it's a technical problem,
    sure, the rhyme
    on oh-so-open
    lie, cry, I,
    harder to stitch tight
    than the ozone
    hole in the sky.

    But worst is its plodding insistence—
    I, I, I—
    somebody huffing uphill,
    face red as a Stop sign,
    scared by a doctor
    or some He She It
    surprised in the mirror.
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    In a perfect world, our dreams will be fulfilled. There would be no hard work or planning ahead, because everything you want would be given to you. In the real world, where we all live, rewards must be earned. The problem most people have is in the day-to-day details of accomplishment. Accomplishment takes a lot of time, sacrifice and effort, and that’s the real rub for a lot of people. But, as Abraham Lincoln once said, “The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.”

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    The God Who

    It was the small gods we talked to
    before words, though soon enough
    we forgot, and sadly, that what dawn
    or the shine of hips made the heart do
    was prayer.
    The god of a particular
    slow bend in the river, his friend
    god of the white boats swung around it,
    gods of moderately impressive rocks,
    of spots warm where someone was just sitting,
    of the deep sharp scents of shoes, of sounds
    whose direction is unclear, of silver linings:
    they appreciated whatever small appreciations
    came their way and, ignored,
    were not so much vengeful
    as doubtful in that early world,
    where the workload, if it can be called that,
    of their divinely inefficient bureaucracy,
    left plenty of time to enjoy the specialties
    of their fellows, god of just sitting around,
    god of the nasty slider, of low-battery gleeps,
    of wine that gets better by the glass,
    the god (the high god!) of too excited to sleep.

    Actually, with considerable power
    over one thing, or a couple—a book maybe,
    tennis, unusual salads—but only average
    at, say, getting lovers or starting a car,
    they were a lot like us. Distinctions, in fact,
    were not rigidly maintained, it being proverbially
    difficult to be sure you're immortal
    or that you're not. There was intermarriage,
    bargaining, and respectful confusion (once
    language got going)
    about what constituted worship
    and what was just delighted
    saying of the names of things,
    which persists. So as for the god

    of the squeak of clean hair,
    of your hand out the car window
    wind-lifted, of the small shades under hat brims
    and not excluding
    the banned gods of leaf-fires and tobacco,

    oh and definitely including
    she of the coffee-breath and fine cold hands
    who says Sit down friend and let's see,
    let's just see, and certainly
    my other god, he of Least Resistance
    who decrees what is going to happen anyway,
    who listens only to prayers that end
    Let all be as Thou will'st, who grants
    only my wish to believe in him,

    and with the possible exception only of the god of making a list
    of all the other gods, who gets distracted and forgets so many
    that suddenly the universe is His and only His,

    praise them.
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    Room Temperature

    That coffee you forgot to drink,
    this light, eight minutes from the sun,
    words I thought for a second
    the hottest ever written.
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    Whole

    After losing the arm I lay sleeping for days and then I went down to the river. To wash my body seeing my dog run and the spittle glitter on his muzzle. A row of thin stakes I had pulled from the grass and hidden well had been replaced with freshly numbered markers. The ribbons scarving trees were pink. X's were painted on the fountains. There was no point in touching them. We crouched, his flank warm, behind a huge illuminated gazebo roofed with crimson tin. Too many fags using the old one, a man with a heavy beard had said at a party. A yellow caterpillar shrieked and swallowed bluebirds whole. It scooped up turtle tracks and industrious colonies and then it started in on the bank. A small crowd of men stood silent, nomadic, sipping steam as it chewed at roots. When I felt the wood beetle crawl onto me I looked down to stroke the glossy back, to pick up wings by the sheaths and feel the tug of barbed legs as they clung. My dog sank his muzzle onto my thigh. My knee cracked, giving us away.
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    In a perfect world, our dreams will be fulfilled. There would be no hard work or planning ahead, because everything you want would be given to you. In the real world, where we all live, rewards must be earned. The problem most people have is in the day-to-day details of accomplishment. Accomplishment takes a lot of time, sacrifice and effort, and that’s the real rub for a lot of people. But, as Abraham Lincoln once said, “The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.”

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