communion

horses running
with her miles away
laughing with a
fool

Bach and the hydrogen bomb
and her miles away
laughing with a
fool

the banking system
bumper jacks
gondolas in Venice
and her miles away
laughing with a
fool

you’ve never quite
seen a stairway before
(each step looking at you
separately)
and outside
the newsboy looking
immortal
as the cars go by
under a sun
like an enemy
and you wonder
why it’s so hard
to go crazy–
if you’re not already
crazy

until now
you’ve never seen a
stairway that looked like
a stairway
a doornob that looked like
a doornob
and sounds like these sounds

and when the spider comes out
and looks at you
finally
you don’t hate it
with her miles away
laughing with a
fool.

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