wedding song (for Elke & Clint, their union)

billy little

I dreamt I saw al ginsberg
he was climbing down that tree you know the tree
climbing down the tree
naked as a baby
beckoning to me

billy babe says he
please pass these words
pass these words on for me:

kindness is the poem
can you finish it

what kind are you
all one of a kind

kindness provokes
kindness spills over
kindness returns plenty
kind and kinder
unkindness echoes
kindness is a few words
before kiss
in the dictionary
read slowly
if you don't get the kiss
before you finish


The 2River View, 2_4 (Summer 1998)