A TIME TO LAUGH A TIME TO WEEP
learning to disappear began with birds moved on
to horses +huge dogs even the odd squirrel or 2
a horse is a 2,000 pound animal he said show
fear +you can die later in rooms full of toys feral
children close at hand theories discarded
one boy faced the wall for a year as i sat zazen turned
doll’s house upside down violent bashing +crashing of
furniture people +pets holy mayhem as his family
exploded every week at 2:15 gradually his depression
eased he smiled once handsome now muted mask of 1/2
alive dropped for seconds flat
later the invisible therapist rides again with 19 yr. old woman
flapping like a caught hawk up in the windowsill she leaked
warm urine everywhere 30 yrs. of invisibility when necessary
children come out of dungeons +reveal their torturers in psycho-
is it a wonder that people looked at you in horror at their dinner
parties? you granted immunity from humanity in day job by night
your chitchat emptied rooms with regularity sex me
invisible therapist sex me
And a time to every purpose under heaven.
A time to gain, a time to lose.
A time to rend, a time to sew.
A time for love, a time for hate.
A time for peace, I swear it’s not too late.