Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Speaking of Charles Simic

The Garden of Earthly Delights

Buck has a headache. Tony ate
a real hot pepper. Sylvia weighs
herself naked on the bathroom
scale. Gary owes $800 to the
Internal Revenue. Roger says
poetry is the manufacture of lighting rods.
Jose wants to punch his wife
in the mouth. Ted's afraid
of his own shadow. Paul
wants a job in the post office
selling stamps. Mary keeps
smiling at herself in the mirror.

And I,
I piss in the sink
with a feeling of

- Charles Simic

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