I NEVER MEANT TO

I never meant to

feel the flay of your feeling

when you were saying

 

something about gray

ways pale people are stealing

scars that don’t belong to them.

THE MYTH IS DYING

The myth is dying.

Long live the muse of trying

to speak for the wold.

 

Are you missing her

or him or them? Crustaceans

are Americans.

I AM GOING BLIND

I am going blind

with our irresolution

to protect ourselves

 

and our future selves.

In the quickening darkness,

everyone is taking aim.

I CAN’T PROTECT YOU

I can’t protect you,

lisp and stutter of my soul.

The world is slaking

 

our indifference

with a draft of moreover.

Pretty soon, we’ll have to speak.