A poem from my drawerling,
to wit red notebook 1998

what is a nothingness?
solely an adumbration of
the voidness – forsakenness
an accustomary expression
an extinct volcano
– ad invinitum
the little animal
killed by the children
haply a starlet
- the dead
a ground of the bosomlet
from stone
or mayhap
the leaflet
fallen downward
the whole picture
only without you?

May, 1998