SECOND CHILDHOOD

Clouds that hang like cows in sky,

Cows that pull like clouds

On grass in window panes that blind

Us with a sky of clouded glass;

 

Sky that pulls like wind on blinds,

Sun that hangs like blinds on wind,

Wind that darkens minds with sky,

Glass that winds up blinds like sun;

 

Blinds of sky and grass

Hang us in a pane of wind

And windowed cows, as

If mind lost sight like eyes

 

Lose sky, and blinding glass

Grew clear as cows on grass

And wind on sky when eyes and minds

Grew dark as window's blinds.

 

May 28th, 1987

October 9th and 17th, 2008

Lanikai