monday, april 25

i can't claim to strive for it
(more often i'm working some slender vein
of mild euphoria, some melancholic drift)
but clarity of mind is certainly a thing
to treasure when it comes
hold it lightly if you can — it won't
be coerced, and anyway madness
and untoward certainty
are always going around
dressed up in the clothes of vision,
looking for company