pay no attention to the man behind the curtain
In summer it is a good thing to travel with hand luggage,
eat fruit colored orange by the sun somewhere else
sleep on white sheets
avoid things needing long periods of chewing
swim underwater anad open your eyes
play ocean noise over and over
the waves like an angry lions paw
on the beach.
I am interested in stopping time.
Yesterday on the airplane I saw a woman repeat herself
walking up the aisle.
She was older and yet
in a younger costume thinking it would make her life begin again.
There are wild rose hips here and it isn’t even Ireland. No one touches them . The lone dog wanders the beach.
I wish I could see my father’s hand again and tell him what I think
and this time he would listen.
There is someone in the room turning the round ball which holds the bingo numbers and I am waiting for B 61.