Oh, And Another Thing

(After Hafiz)

1.

Has the sun at last
parted its curtain
before you & you

have seen in full
sunlight backstage,
last breaths, in full

sun dark partings?
Have you at last
opened the curtain

at the sunrise of
your own debut?
We are all, haven’t

you seen, we stage
hands, ready to
rip the fabric,

prepared to smile
in full sun?

2.

I’m not a captain
for the days of
wine and roses.
I’m a captain for
the days of backs
to the wall—

3.

Oh, & one other thing—
this particular “I” believes
that “I” is another
curtain—construction,

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