poem – Endless Clarity Skipping



the water ski boat curled past

the clouds looked down

marshmallows over the

blue steel soup

the crow watched me carry out the garbage

I waved at him

he waved back

I laughed all the way back to the kitchen door

stopped when I walked inside

became serious again for some dumb reason

fouled mood pulled me through the day

and half way through the evening

you phoned and got me angry

and the phone sat down again

I went outside and listened to the wind in the trees

tell me how little I know

how smart I used to think I was

how far I have slipped

then down the road a short iron golf shot away

the fox started across the road

right in the streetlight

saw me and stopped

looked at me

sat down

groomed his coat for a minute

looked back at me

and thought of something to say

changed his mind

shook his head

and walked into the cedar hedge

and disappeared