Sunday, January 24, 2016

Radical Right-here-ness

Decided to practice
radical righthereness
as antidote to
using presence
to pierce
fog of fretfulness.
Radical righthereness
see the snow
lacing the trees,
feel the movement
and muscles while gyming,
watch Oscar's tail
curve into a comma.
Right here,
right now,
only this.


1 comment:

  1. Wonderful, Aileen. I want to be here now.

    I thought of you when I opened a book of poetry I checked out of the library, and COULD NOT UNDERSTAND A SINGLE THING!! Then I looked the poet up and learned he is among the most famous in the country, won the Pulitzer Prize, but comfortingly is known to be inscrutable. Have you ever read any John Ashbery? This was published in 2015. Give me Jane Oliver, every time! And thanks for your lovely work, as well. I miss you. Bonny