If I brush your cheek
with this finger
you'll still not know
the real poems I
had stashed for you
in that box.
Cadenza for Ne Me Quitte Pas: Solo Boy or Girl
Let me become
the shadow of your shadow
and after all this explaining
I'll recite insane words…
Cadenza for Vladimir Holan's "Reminiscence"
After wandering for so many hours up
and down looking for 711 Roosevelt,
its fake gray slate siding shimmering dull
(the soft ash pads of a paw) at high noon…
Catalonian Cadenza for Big Head Todd and the Monsters
There's always more than a ghost and closed eye dream in his-
story, in the angel turning retrograde to face the sun.
Beyond my room, nuns in unison are vibrating at my wall.
They, in threes, strumming turns…
I Want You Cadenza: A Male Poem While Listening to Elvis Costello
It's knowing that you're not
after only guessing—
The first thing that comes to mind
is a mute child with a sonar detector…