John Goodby - Three Poems


John Goodby


I am sure I might not get over
our future, whispering bluely in
my middle head. Between one
hair and sickening stability, shoe-
footed though that is, the wrong floor's
built right; but I am not would not.


In that disused life, saints rave
with boredom. The spheres
nudge that moment asleep
after a weird crystal decade
shy of the righteous outcomes.



The last past insists, let's take
the now; we whistle a morning
to turn from fossil crossings over
lovers' affairs. Poet, how strong
have you sung an ocean?




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