Thursday, January 15, 2015


Sometimes I listen to Leonard Cohen going home
And try to decide by ear whether the lyric goes

"The brief elaboration of a tube" or "the brief
Elaboration of a tune." Does it matter much?

No, but it nicely balances on a consonant
Daydreams of culture and nightmares of biology

Or vicey versey. I am brief elaborations
Of a tune created by the sighing of the tubes.

Every day I waste time singing "I don't have much time."
It's not that my throat forms the vowels out loud. I think.

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