Perhaps Love Does Really Exist

Perhaps love does really exist, but the beings we are surrounded by don't know how
Perhaps there is no such thing as soulmates, but if you're blessed with loving someone who respects you back, you should stick with 'em 
Perhaps the tides come in and then receed to show us what, if anything, will be left behind after some turbulence
Perhaps we shouldn't compare struggles, feet can manage socks and hands can manage mittens

I Love You More Than All the Windows in New York City

The day turned into the city

and the city turned into the mind

and the moving trucks trumbled along

like loud worries speaking over

the bicycle"s idea

which wove between

the more armored vehicles of expression

and over planks left by the construction workers

on a holiday morning when no work was being done

because no matter the day, we tend towards

remaking parts of it — what we said

or did, or how we looked —

and the buildings were like faces

The World Is in Pencil

— not pen. It"s got

that same silken

dust about it, doesn"t it,

that same sense of

having been roughed

onto paper even

as it was planned.

It had to be a labor

of love. It must"ve

taken its author some

time, some shove.

I"ll bet it felt good

in the hand — the o

of the ocean, and

the and and the and

of the land.

Easter

is my season

of defeat.

Though all

is green

and death

is done,

I feel alone.

As if the stone

rolled off

from the head

of the tomb

is lodged

in the doorframe

of my room,

and everyone

I"ve ever loved

lives happily

just past

my able reach.

And each time

Jesus rises

I"m reminded

of this marble

fact:

they are not

coming back.

Betrayal

It"s now all about money

about which poetry rarely reaches

transcendence. But love must still fester

even under that. Everyone I know

frets if poetry can still matter,

but what about love? It"s all become

too much for them, and they"re all

on the soma. It makes sense

with these pills when the someone

they thought they loved for years

by never thinking about it says,

" I don"t love you anymore,

but let"s stay friends in that mellow

Change

Change is the new,

improved

word for god,

lovely enough

to raise a song

or implicate

a sea of wrongs,

mighty enough,

like other gods,

to shelter,

bring together,

and estrange us.

Please, god,

we seem to say,

change us.

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