All at once the winds of the past start whipping, frothing up a deposit of the beautiful debris of yesteryear. It’s blowing without warning, independent of forecast.
The man, steady, with whip in hand and discussions of ethics on the lips; the memory of yet another Creeley poem (which I had forgotten entirely in my Creeley hysteria a few weeks ago, despite “The Whip” long being a favorite), The Ukrainians and the frenzied sound of their Ukrainian-language Smiths’ covers.
I spent a night turning in bed,my love was a feather, a flatsleeping thing. She wasvery whiteand quiet, and above us onthe roof, there was another woman Ialso loved, hadaddressed myself to ina fit shereturned. Thatencompasses it. But now I waslonely, I yelled,but what is that? Ugh,she said, beside me, she puther hand onmy back, for which actI think to say thiswrongly.