New Year’s eve …
I enter into
the Twilight Zone
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the universe
of my thoughts
contracting
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most of his studying
looking
out the window
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knotty pine cabinet
above the toilet
two knots look back
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before bed
my son’s music louder
than mine
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in her sleep
she steals back
her hand
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on the wall
Jesus on the cross
above her side of the bed
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breeding pairs
at the zoo-
with strollers
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to start the day
her slipper sounds
too fast
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police car-
my thoughts of what I’ve done
wrong
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as they control
their dogs
meeting…
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after the pleasant part
of our walk
we hurry
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dinner over-
he addresses
some crumbs
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meeting her boyfriend
our handshake
out of synch
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sneaking M & M’s…
the crunching
in my ears
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after the party
undressing
myself
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morning zazen:
marriage counseling
ourselves
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wanting my old life
when I wanted
my present life
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lunch alone
without a book
I read my mind
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child’s play
so close
to screaming