Some Good Advice
Sometimes think goofy. Bring several
pigs with wheels to the teddy bear’s
big tea every other lasting Tuesday.
Don’t Despair. Visit the Department of
Partial Certainty. Request another
certificate of renewed clarification.
Put a hitch in the tear gear.
Entertain all the giggling pants.
Hold back. You could be abiding.
(He says Yrs, and he says Bugger
the law, and he says Offered ‘im
a good slap in the old meat, I did.)
In the sandbox the ocean arrives⎯
children with eyepatches strutting,
forcing each other to walk the plank.
Sprinkle a finely diced rose on a sultry pear.
Go looking for its partner. Offer trepidations
like roasted chestnuts to the nearest laundromat.
(the tree articulating in the almost absent wind)
The dogwood blossoms bark at the breeze,
which keeps right on stealing their voices.
That was the color the sky meant by falling.
(the patient tree articulating in the absent wind)