& shaking out our hair
On a street looking westward
The afternoon is a goat
Skittering across the world’s broken silences
No recalcitrant obnoxious little man on the cold stairs
Telling us we’ve got 42 minutes to shave dusk
From an unfinished sentence
Eleven pairs of railroad tracks to remind us—
2 bums in a white vacant lot & nothing for the dogs
& I’m delighted to be here
The sky so charmingly
So hissingly black that I want
To cry & let myself
Float out…but into what?
Raymond Farr is author of ECSTATIC/.of facts (Otoliths, 2011), & Writing What For? across the Mourning Sky (Blue & Yellow Dog, 2012), sic transit—”g” (Blue & Yellow Dog, 2012, 2016), Poetry in the Age of Zero Grav (Blue & Yellow Dog, 2015). Raymond is editor of Blue & Yellow Dog, now archived at http://blueyellowdog.weebly.com & publisher/editor of a new poetry blog The Helios Mss.