Cocktail Parties

Lbelans

 

And when they ask

What do you do?

Tell them

you’re developing a new relationship with time.

 

            Then bend forward and slowly tie your left shoe.

 

When they ask

What do you do?

Tell them you’re watching a daffodil unfurl.

 

            Then adjust the stem of your glasses.

 

And when they ask

Tell them

You’re remembering.

 

When they ask

What do you do?

Tell them

you’re climbing across the moon.

            

             Then listen for the passing train.

 

Tell them

you’re noticing silk webs.

Tell them

you’re watching light fade.

 

            Then adjust your belt loop.

 

When they ask

Tell them

you’re reconsidering old ideas.

 

            Then think about the word Pristine.

 

And when they ask you

Tell them you’re writing haiku.

        

           Then adjust your nib.

 

Tell them

you’re forgetting.

When they ask

What do you do?

Tell them

you’re preventing a war.

 

            Then think about the word Boolean.

 

Tell them

nothing.

 

            Then adjust your attitude.

 

And when they ask

What do you do,

Ask,

Will that help you decide

how to see me?