“Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.” –Thoreau

25 March 2010

Revisited memory.

PORTS





this is my starboard destination:

front porch wreathed in
cigarette fog
and Janis Joplin on the tape deck

slender hands on
slender neck
of Bud Light bottles
or glass of wine

tinted
like slap residue

or on New Year’s,
when the illegal
fireworks scare
our cat to death,

sometimes
from a valley in Douro
rounded glass of stiffer stuff


can you drink it
in
with the maps your head
can’t wrap around?