My hair grew very short and nobody
recognized me. My wife walked out of the forest
and could not recall my name.
Let’s call her Marina, cut
to commercial, let everyone relax
in the limbs for a spell.
This means winter
has ended at last. A thousand little answers
in line for a smile.
What decadence cracks
with the back of its teeth
cannot be made to hearten you.
But the fact is, it was a beautiful time.
Petals shed from my brand new shirt
left patterns all around us.