Today's poem is by Margot Schilpp
On Not Making Arrangements
Organization is overrated: rivers
show us this.
They also decline telemarketers' calls
and aren't bothered
by prayer or phobias, which I believe
from much but to look pretty
so that paintings
can be made. Scholars write about
of Huntington's Chorea on the slant
of the brush
or the exact moment when form
became the dorky
kid brother of function. In the oxbow,
like algae. Perhaps there's another
kind of peace
to seek, and water can take you there.
The estuary disrobes
at low tide. You may vanish
in the sarcasm
of fluids one day. From your apartment
above the local pub,
you watch the bodies enter the rooms below.
accidental. If you believe that orchestration
can take the place of beauty, perhaps
the joke's on you.
Copyright © 2010 Margot Schilpp All rights reserved
from Copper Nickel
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