Some tiny creature, mad with wrath,

Is coming nearer on the path.

--Edward Gorey

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S. Outlying Islands

Writer, lawyer, cyclist, rock climber, wanderer of dark residential streets, friend.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

father of three

he dreams she
is with triplets

and wonders at
the trebled cliche:

granted she is
no virgin she
shall bear neither
prophets nor prophecy

even thus his
inquiry unassuaged by
this falling into
something like a
cautionary tale yes
an object lesson
yes you are

a dead man

she spits in
his dream in
the kitchen of
a house that
by day belongs
to another woman
of his past

while in rushes
her present --
brothers friends father --
primed to punish

he protests
i would be

them undeterred:
she would not have him
they know and
he knows

she turns away
in the morning
gloaming unapologetic

father of three
lover of no one


[revised 12:00 P.M.]



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