Wednesday, June 14, 2023


Memory is not
a history book;

it's a tarnished brass
instrument whose
stoppers got stuck.

To regurgitate
the repertoire

is no longer
an option;
one must screw-up

one's face, blow hard
and shake

jet of strangulated
sound one can manage

to make
into existence,

and then, after the fact,
just call that
the music.