Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Subway Dancer

Grey suited rush hour Baryshnikov
Pirouetted on the escalator then got off
Slipped through the leaving line in grande jetee
Passed swanlike in front of me
Then in fifth position he posed
Adjusted his tie as the doors closed
And became a middle aged salaryman again

Standing ovation all the way to his destination

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The Best Excuse

To have in hand the heat, 
because of poor physical condition,
 I will be absent today. 

I will revive in the next week

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

If I Object, Object If I

Wallet with legs
Legs for suit pants
Walking billfold
Folded into morning trains
Ass made for subway seats
Feet for running between gates
Lips for shutting
Stopping all opinion
Teeth for smiling
When eyes can't smile
Eyes for looking away
When ears are blasted
Ears for listening to orders
Brain not needed
Dumb at home
Untouching hands
Arms for groceries and babies

If I say a word, I am wrong
If you smile, I should rejoice
If I object
Object if I