JOINED AT THE HIP

You’re the silent partner
More mute than my shadow

At least shadows are good
Conversationalists all I
Ever hear trippingly off

Your teeth is the hissing
Bad breadth of death
& dismemberment

Diabetes
I call you out

Each day I deny you
You claim as yours
& yours alone

Obviously the poem of
Reincarnation is epic
Silly boy

Is that all you have
To say

For the moment yes
You’re about to be
Startled

1998

JOINED AT THE HIP

You’re the silent partner
More mute than my shadow

At least shadows are good
Conversationalists all I
Ever hear trippingly off

Your teeth is the hissing
Bad breadth of death
& dismemberment

Diabetes
I call you out

Each day I deny you
You claim as yours
& yours alone

Obviously the poem of
Reincarnation is epic
Silly boy

Is that all you have
To say

For the moment yes
You’re about to be
Startled

1998