Details Were Too Young to Know
The century has tools inside its body.
Were losing our arms, but we still see our fingers.
Up on a gray hill, two owls sit waiting
for field mice to start their long run home.
I leave milk out for possums, coons, stray cats,
hand-sized furry spiders, old goats: nothing.
The last two years needed weeding and threshing.
I wont stand in their way again.
My brick childhood smears tar on dream-geese.
The bed feels sad about losing its favorite boy.
I pronounce every word of your morning luck.
I close my eyes, and that is what it means.
The parrot lies dead in its cage,
a pile of chocolate shavings on its plate.
I dont have a prayer, or even an onion.
I close my eyes again, and this is also what it means.
from Pinocchio's Revolution