May Fourteenth Two-Thousand Seventeen

At the Lake

Water pushes up against itself

and also against

the concrete wall


wind is icy


A few boats out

sailing on this water

and my coffee cup almost

empty trembles

back and forth


(how many cups does 

Starbucks go through a day?

And what

could we build w/ them?)


that there is something calming 

about the soft horizon

of water and sky is



I feel it here when I 

look out and 

the world is gently rounded


Everything will feel warm after

this cold


I am singing because why not

it feels nice

to sing outside and maybe 

the wind will 

carry my voice somewhere