Right Now, I Call It Love
I think of you
And my wrist watch begins to howl
Like the last angry wolf
In a bad cartoon.
This is no cat and dog fight
With punctuation marks in
There is a pin and we are stuck.
You are going through a difficult time.
It feels like you are sailing an ocean cruiser
Through a tunnel
And I am running ahead stringing flash bulbs
That go off after you have passed.
My Australian crawl is improving daily.
You keep changing blindfolds.
Simplicity is a small town in Brazil.
I meditate, drink Diet Pepsi, say things
Behind the wheel of my car
That Theologians could not catalogue.
I miss you at night. I miss you
At the damnedest moments of the day.
It is a hobby few are cultivating.
When I understand everything
I will give it a new name.
Right now, I call it love.
Everything will be all right.
My dogs tell me this.
They know everything.
My friend, the orange cat,
Knows them personally.
In an earlier life, I was his cat.
And he was a zen buddhist monk
Or the most beautiful woman
With red hair and I would watch
The men try to love her.