Ene 18, 2014

There's an old cat

In the old house, Gelman,
but you're not there . . .

I, sweeping the new house, you

Locking the newer, towns

away from the cat,
each other, the nearest pharmacy.

Far too old to want a knee, too

blind; how is leaving her
bowl white an end to this?

2 komento:

Susan Scheid ayon kay ...

I have NO idea what this means, but I somehow love it!

Dennis Aguinaldo ayon kay ...

Hi Susan, thanks for chiming in! "Gelman" here is Juan Gelman, a poet who died at around the same time as our Amiri. I had been reading him—even translating his diary entries—the summer before ModPo 12.