Sunday, April 3, 2016

Romance -- Michael Hettich




Your father kneels on the roof, cleaning
gutters while your mother
types letters to magazines
thanking them, and you
walk around
your bedroom, doors closed, humming all
afternoon, identifying
birds in your head, in your shadows on the wall.


The woman you'll marry is talking politics,
silence, the war that is not quite
happening all
over the world
and the ones that are killing nobody
you've ever known, but you haven't met her yet.
She lives down the street. You won't touch her for years.







1 comment:

  1. Hm. This is entirely accurate here, except for two sections, fixed it for ya

    Your father kneels on the roof, cleaning
    gutters while your mother
    types letters to magazines
    thanking them, and you


    <<walk around
    <<your bedroom, doors closed, humming all
    <<afternoon, identifying
    <<birds in your head, in your shadows on the wall.

    New dog did go after a flock of sparrows



    The woman you'll marry is talking politics,
    silence, the war that is not quite
    happening all
    over the world


    <<and the ones that are killing nobody
    <<you've ever known, but you haven't met her yet.
    <<She lives down the street. You won't touch her for years.

    Shoulda cut out the silence part

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