Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Two things - from "Northwest Passage," pilot episode

I know I promised
not to call but
I have to see you.

There's two things.
this house is humming,
strained at the heel
of a black pump and
a sterling column of urgent tones.

I want to re-establish clean silences.
Cigarettes in any ashtray
can snap right through to exasperation,
translate a hand to forehead

What is so difficult to understand?
Best nature pained, a hard smile.

It's okay.
It's okay.

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