January 14, 2006

Coy Apology  

I shouldn't settle the score with anyone.
I expected to be braver than this.

Having looked back on my feet today
mewing my fine little specimens.

I'm as keen and quick as my first cousin
the waving Miss Cotton, another sunny day in Tuscon.

As Plato says, I'm "undisturbed, even by dreams."
You must know I've whirred by tollbooths

impersonating policemen in a rush.
But this is not what I'm sorry for right now.

--Daniel Nester, 2003


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