Friday, June 05, 2009



Inside it there are thoughts

like cars and trucks in traffic –

horns honking, fenders crashing,

lights blazing in the center

of a vast darkness. Sometimes,

especially during sleep,

it snows peacefulness and pleasure inside,

and then the traffic stops

and satisfaction strolls the sidewalks.

But most often there is the furor

of youthful thoughts rushing in circles,

slamming on brakes, or speeding

down highways in the head

toward disaster or paradise.

If you stand next to a teenager,

you might hear clashing, distant noises,

you might take a step back

for safety’s sake.


No comments: