Saturday, December 1, 2012

I Am Embarrassed


I am embarrassed of the drawing on your wall.
It is excellently done.
It is fascinating.
It captures loneliness like a butterfly wing
pierced flat between pinheads.
When I ask you who did it, you laugh,
say Who else? and that self-deprecating voice
is like a chrysalis around the pride
that keeps my eyes a little lowered.