I threw a party
threw in my face
here, I wrote a poem
want to hear it?
ten minutes later
my scripted soul bared
the room most empty
what happened to all the people?
they could have been anywhere
you wanted followers
I had a party.
occasional bursts beyond
played under first
then in between
across the room their strangs
too loud for room cross conversation
or quiet, following their trip
I observed their space hog
they observed the interested folk
yeah, duncan was into it.
I thought duncan was falling asleep
obnoxious for me to say
she's another freshman woman
how come you sexualize everything?
why did you kiss me
why are you condescending to me?
why don't you write in free verse?
why don't you try turning your web pages over
to a guest host
for a week?
she's tired of the gender dynamic
female deference to male authority
I had a stream of salutations unintegrated
why can't you dance with anyone?
I liked rya too, when I first hung with her
in spite of spring
keep my paws off her thick hair, her energy body
this is the second lesson, time
because ben said that time is the operative factor
with more, folks would have learned to speak music
liminal point of transition
break the skin or layer it?
I had dinner with gail hand
fast talking libra
girlfriend of a good friend
she does yoga, serious, hanging upside down
and she ate more butter than GK even
synchronicity, a grateful dead moment
turn the fm radio off from good lovin'
five hours later, radio on shakedown street.