Fast ride oil economy collapsing. I’ll have to walk
or saddle a donkey (dung and fun) to petition
Washington: careful of stealth.
An archaeologist’s brush, poetry and Plato:
my understanding of humanity. The Hagia Sophia:
lights you can jump to touch.
No person freed from working for someone else
ever complained―or only about the weather
and marauding armies.
Of Leonard Cohen: he slowed it down―no line
more important than the whole: a sexy prophet;
no time for constitutions.
They would make our world a Venus. Too late,
I’m abandoning the rich―their compliments
and donations―I shall eat my bread
with the class of a peasant. Let words live
for awhile. Domes and colonnades
can fall down as they will.