Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Best Spring into Summer Poetry Book

Jon Woodward * Rain (Wave Books, 2006)

but the house sparrows
are mating again each on top
of the other or sideways
flapping and chirping they're so
immodest so indiscriminate with each

other although it doesn't look
like it actually feels good
it looks like some voltage
is making them do it
but they do it regardless

and you don't see them
screaming in pain unless that's
what all that chirping is
we meanwhile couldn't have asked
for all our free will


I am thinking of opening a hot dog cart.

Please advise.


Jon Woodward said...

I'd say, open it.

Jon Woodward said...

And (didn't mean to leave out), thank you!