My Day Starts With The Lettermen
When I fall in love, it will be
confusing. I’ll need a huge field of daisies
so I can play he loves me
he loves me not. A daisy works better
than my heart which I often misplace.
I promise forever,
but forever makes no promises.
Forever is like a genie. It can appear
where it wants or be invisible.
Some confusion shakes
things up, keeps me curious.
Others are like algebra, X and Y
playing tricks. So here we are,
naked in bed, making promises.
Night rattles the window. A firefly
lights up— and goes.
Kenneth Pobo is the author of twenty-one chapbooks and nine full-length collections. Recent books include Bend of Quiet (Blue Light Press), Loplop in a Red City (Circling Rivers), and Uneven Steven (Assure Press). Opening is forthcoming from Rectos Y Versos Editions. Lavender Fire, Lavender Rose is forthcoming from Brick/House Books.