| Siel Ju
2River View, 5.1 (Fall 2000)
Recommended for Use in Hot Beverages
Insomnia in this city.
I've stepped boldly into greenery
with casual statements that whisk away
then bound back, puzzled at brevity.
takes on a luxury without
your talk, talk. Of course
we didn't have Tiazzis back then,
you engrossed, stirring, saying not really
and easy, summer in a car smiling
where to? None of the blank sobriety
with its striations, dissertations.
music is foreign pop.
Time unpasses, waved away, waived,
air-conditioned into this universal
feeling of having had, been had.
wit, you'd say, though I've
been growing up. Everything is beginning
to cost a lot of money. Though I'm still
quite precocious, and quite beyond remorse.
I can admit
these things generously
since you turned out being right.
I should've listened more.