MA Workshop 2003

The Permission Slip

Somewhere between a heartbeat monitor
and a white house on the hill
there is the writing.
This is the year of
Permission To Make a Mess
this is the year that
Bill has already left.
We sit in chosen places
one eye on the view
the other on the door.
She was a candy box
where death roamed inside.
How to give feedback in a nice way ... how to …
Smoking in the bitter cold
after a bad review.
The months pass
in a line-dance of words
moving like all of us beneath the clouds through outer space.
That view again, so blue at the beginning
is white by the end.
Pages and pages blowing out over the ocean
everything we wrote and read
and those other pages too, unwritten and unread,
all of them racing away like the clouds
over our heads.

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