(with thanks to Gerald Stern for the first two lines. And also the word “dam.” And the endless stream of song lyrics. And letting the sleeping dog lie. Hell – thanks to Gerald Stern for all it, and all of poetry)
Now obsess on the wet kiss,
now obsess on the red knife,
slicing the cucumber cool-cool-cumber
Now obsess on your sliced bliss
now obsess on your green life
and laugh ha-ha though the day be raw
Now obsess on ancient trysts
now obsess on supposed strife
cry me a river and I’ll dam it to hell
Now obsess on not obsessing
now obsess on letting sleeping dogs
lie and rise and fly to their home, faraway home
That Gerald is a dam fine writer and so are you, you had me from the first line.
and that is damn high praise! Thank you!
Oh, I love this! THANK YOU.