Journey Through the PastListening to Neil Young in Californiais like throwing away the old pillsthat used to cure something and turningyour face towards the day, i.e. the oceanfilling the window with grey boatsfloating in totally bright present aloneness.For several weeks on my laptopI had a picture of the space shuttle docking.Then I replaced it with the ravenouswoolly adelgid covering a blighted eastern hemlock.One branch looks like a limbdestroyed by an improvised explosive device.Friend whose father is dying,let us exchange dreams.I am strong enough for yoursand you can movedown the long boring beige literal corridorand replace the batteries in the thermostat,fingering a diamond hair clip.from Come On All You Ghosts

Journey Through the Past


Listening to Neil Young in California
is like throwing away the old pills

that used to cure something and turning
your face towards the day, i.e. the ocean

filling the window with grey boats
floating in totally bright present aloneness.

For several weeks on my laptop
I had a picture of the space shuttle docking.

Then I replaced it with the ravenous
woolly adelgid covering a blighted eastern hemlock.

One branch looks like a limb
destroyed by an improvised explosive device.

Friend whose father is dying,
let us exchange dreams.

I am strong enough for yours
and you can move

down the long boring beige literal corridor
and replace the batteries in the thermostat,

fingering a diamond hair clip.


from Come On All You Ghosts