Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Indiscretions of a Chase

Ah! – the indiscretions
of a chase!
Imagining there’s something
to be won in every race! --

believing that what passes by
means, by its passing,
it is better than what’s here --
inveterately classing,

by mere scarcity, the bits
you missed with value:
newness flitting through --
bidding you pursue. Shall you?


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Of Three Minds

I’m of three minds, it said to me –
one which looks ahead to see
and two that don’t:  
Wish they would align. They won’t.


Monday, July 28, 2014

Affection’s Contract

Affection’s contract may decree
that somebody sit on a knee
but can’t, we think, quite oversee
what goes on in the mind.

There lies, my dear, the mystery –
a variable quantity
of warmth and wish, whose subtlety
is left for hearts to find.