Mocking Florida+++ugly terrain
Cantankerous palms+++upon which my note is written
And left behind+++to fade from wear of sand and sea
Superfluous blue+++ubiquitous orb
Melancholy conversations that lead to nowhere
Because I am not your dog+++am I?
When it is summer here+++is it fall somewhere else?
Melodramatic+++yes, I’m sorry
I know you’ve heard my premise
And the preamble grows old
Was it Rottweiller or Poodle+++I tried not to be? +++or to be?
Assumptions that destroy the finish that I would would shine
Like your eyes when toward the sun you stare+++aluminum twinkle
(Star light+++star bright+++first star I see tonight+++I wish I may+++I wish I might…)
And if I could draw I’d capture it+++but you know I’m not artistic honey
A plethora of images+++realities I cannot hold+++curse time
Curse matter+++curse energy+++I turn blue
From lack of food?+++lack of air
I scream out+++“Uncle”+++give up
No more walks on this ugly beach.
May 1997, Revised 2006