06.27.2008

Answer

That hand hitting the door
taught us to stutter
one or two beauties

to scare off the boogies.
I’ll try not to say, “Passivity
and abstraction got us here;

language and materialism
probably won’t save us,”
as I bury my head more

deeply in that knocking,
but I probably will say it, or less.
What difference does it take?

Matthew Henriksen (© 2008)