“…day draws near, another one, do what you can.” — Czeslaw Milosz


the day draws near
Americans will make the connection
between Oil Wars and Drug Wars
as heroin users supply the dollars
for terrorist attacks which fight against
stealing Arab oil
when America stops the drug war
and treat addiction for what it is
a disease.

dreaming of my dearly departed
i see them wearing a favorite face
they’ve planted in my heart
last night it was a bygone love
who hid the tent in his hospital bed
when our fingers touched
of course when they have no corporeal bodies
there’s no need for sexual determination
of course there are boy and girl flowers
not so with angels
but they can take any form
their former loves dream them in
i do what i can as the days draw nearer
to being with my beloveds, anew.