Tuesday, January 15, 2013


We take the four elements for granted:
earth, guilt, poem, redheads.
                               —Michael Friedman

We run in the same circles.  This is
about girth, about treading on thin ice
directly after the Ice Festival.  It’s
dumb to even mention.  I saw

Fred in Union Square helping prepare
for a show I believe he mentioned.
There is pain in my right knee
today.  The side pain (while I sleep)

has gotten worse, even though the
doctor gave me an antibiotic pre-
scription.  A prescription for anti-
biotics.  Yesterday’s quiet hour

on Angel Island was so fantastic,
and it disappears into darkness.