From the collection And Don’t Come Back, 2021.


in the hoarse fluting downward tones
the assertive and the cut-right-through-you voice
of one who is accustomed to being listened to

the bird in the tree
demands attention

the man sitting on the bench smoking a pipe
stares at the ground


4 thoughts on “Sorrow

    • Yes. The inspiration was exactly this scene. I guess I could have interpreted it a lot of ways but to me, each entity in the little drama was entirely lost in its own reality, and that interested me, and this is sort of how I felt the emotional context from how the guy was sitting.

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