Contrapuntal Occurrence: October
An old man throws down on a city trashcan.
He might be playing Monk. In the rearview mirror maybe
Orange candy corn pylons line the street near Costco. On the car radio
Blanchard’s Choices; Cornell West riffs on the short time
we’re here, how we prepare for death, and
In an autumnal week, three friends died. They were younger than I am. All of them
their walking days.
Carl Sagan said We ourselves are built of star stuff.
Emerald green balloons tumble down Broad Street. They seem to be
in a hurry. In hindsight maybe
The mother of my elementary school crush was gunned down
at the Tree of Life synagogue whlle
A constellation glints off the window sill prism; a gift
from a quicksilver husband now
Stars scatter across the ceiling, spilling
down the wall, dissolving in a
Gustav Mahler said - The symphony should be like the world; it must