Why this?

The occasional poem of my own and a generous helping of work by others that I find inspiring. Site is named for a beloved book by one of my favorite writers, Italo Calvino, whose fanciful work lights--and delights--my soul.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Him Really

Winter coats make him anxious.
Mired in layers—woolen burden,
poly-cotton holding pattern—
his muscle memory tapers to almost nil:
instruction for the minor finger lift.

His position has me wondering
what’s to come, how long before
he says the same of his body—
shell too bulky to accommodate him really.

--me

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