Sometimes I feel Nostalgia
for Places I was Miserable
Everyone operates out of fear. With her
hands, she opens up a hole in the earth
near the roots of the big maple. She lays
a silent bluebird in the hole, pats it.
In the movie version, she places a dried
geranium over the bird's eye -- its head
is tipped to one side, so only the left
eye is showing. Are you feeling
especially needy today? She brushes
leaves over the hole, then rubs
her palms on the thighs of her jeans.
In the movie version, she's wearing
a patchwork skirt. Does this mean
everyone should be forgiven?
Above, the fabulous Bob (not me) at Bowery Poetry.