Do you remember slipping
into the booth
beneath a picture of Ali
and floating words into the space between us?
Something happened then while
you defined courage
as an everyday occurrence,
and that vulnerable needed a reason.
Im not sure which words are right,
but there are phrases I want to say.
So Hughes, draw me your diagram of life and
love in the green fields of now
and chalk me words of Jack London until I remember
the difference between living and existence.
And understand that I know all things end,
which is why I thought I thought
do you suppose this will change or end,
but spoke it before you left the bed
and said these things you
said but didnt say - we are
and then we arent and yes, it will end, life and loves
always do - but Hughes, I know the sweetness of
living is what we have until we arent.
It comes from finding Wyeths Christina
in K-Mart, or discussing methanol and chemistry
And knowing that sometimes youre a girl,
sometimes youre a goddess. I dont define it.
Im happy. Living.
copyright 2002, RSD