Saturday, 26 August 2017

type.writer -ix

i carried paper with me

in a knapsack
or an overcoat pocket in the winters
of west side chicago

my back against bricks
i held them under weak hanging
lights threading open mics

the Appalachian trail
did not stop me

the subway trains
the bars
the libraries (of course)
into parks where the sky
opened up all my thoughts

often i lay them out
beside my jack

i felt the social
around me

dead air

i didn't
so alive
was i