Here’s a terrific piece by a wonderfully talented poet and a recent new friend of mine — August Arps.
“GOODNIGHT AND GOOD LUCK,” by August Arps
how do you cross the street
with tomorrow so completely
a near miss ?
are your skeletons as eloquent
as frost fire ?
and how do you account
for all the rain ?
seems a pity to lack so many hands as Shiva
in a downpour of your very own Sun.
when the clouds part with gathering
and gather yonder –
leaving you the view of your delirious star
and the valley of what
has never been
goodnight and good luck.
may your hemispheres release you
from the globe, and your journey be wicked smart
through the jungles of unrelenting
may you find there what you lost by keeping
and abandon your crown of thorns, in favor
of a velvet noose
should the mysteries prove anguish,
is a virtue of mortality
or else the joke wouldn’t work
to pay the bills.