Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Shafer's for April 4th!

I Am Tall

and that is why
you can see my head
poking up out of this dumpster.

I am searching every square inch
for a watch.

Not my watch necessarily,
any watch,
I think that I might be late
for something
but it's been cloudy for days
and I can't find the sun.

My body has lost track
of the ticks it has marked since birth.

When I was a kid
I saw the polar bears at the zoo
swimming in long, lazy
backwards flips,
and I thought
"what a nice way they've found
to keep the time."

1 comment:

Lala said...

I love this Shafer!