Brakes


woke up today and found I was on the wrong side of the century

uh-oh

it’s downhill from here

uphill from there

dangerous driving Topanga Canyon

on suspect brakes

the phone comes alive

and you request silence

the neighbors argue and you

leave them to their violence


you don’t rhyme

every line

OK just give it a break this time

will you?


you don’t have to wonder, ah profundo?

it's elemental

that dull Judge Logic presides over the half-hearted part of

life

with the lesser God of Time

it is life after all

before the grave and after

the fall