April 01, 2008


and yet
we have all done it: lived

too much inside
this arena of lions and armor and bright sun.

        I only wanted to touch you the way the pen touches on the imagination

and then pulls back from the heat.
                                             I wonder how sunburned the baby will get seated
in the audience.
          Maybe the parents are too busy cheering the gladiator on or
maybe they just don't
give a damn.

—Sandra Simonds

Posted by dwaber at April 1, 2008 02:40 PM