Monday, June 8, 2009

12

the worst part about an incoming nervous breakdown
is that it's incoming

i don't know how to write a poem
i only know that i came into my bedroom
expecting to see me sleeping there
wishing i could put my guitar down gingerly
and kiss my own forehead--

is it possible for you to remember
a memory you don't remember
a brick fireplace in ann arbor

i've been remembering two things:
you & your impossibility

but mainly your impossibility
which i must always return to
not a washbasin or the smooth of a collarbone
under a hotel sheet

3 comments:

zachary zimmermann said...

oh

Martin Wall said...

lovely lonely lovely

ryan manning said...

In human anatomy, the clavicle or collar bone is classified as a flat bone that makes up part of the shoulder girdle (pectoral girdle).