Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Inarticulation

I wrote a sentence in my head last week.
It was beautiful and full of unspeakable slit-cloud glory,
the kind I cannot write, I cannot speak.

My memory sat on it, killed it, yes: dead, dead.

I try to tell my mindYou’re not the first
to mourn a perfect child, a perfect chance, by careless
heedlessness,
but no, I will not listen. Put your ear

here; at my chest you will hear it: living, living.