Which I Is I?
My new lover,
whose name is the same as mine,
is listening to
the water the rocks
the sound of water on rocks.
I incoherent? very
well then, I am incoherent.
I am loose, I contain losings.
I will show you Allan
speaking and what Allan says; but
recognize please that he
is not contained in nor
the content of this saying;
neither what I am, but what when
this is written I will
something like) though
I'll have to take the rest
of my skin off for that.
Or that place sometimes in a poem
when the almost balance, a couple
of bits askew, but the slant of it
as "Hi there! d'you still remember
me?" slinks a step closer,
the little toes stretching till
cannot be seen much longer between
the leaf, the shadow on the leaf
maybe the old farter simply ran out
repeating the bits and pits
(or maybe that man
going mad in that field
painting his crows) because
there's nothing, or anyway
not much else other than
don't get it," she snickers, "do you?"
Or was it the other why?