Sunday, May 19, 2013

I talk so the birds

I talk so  the birds

I talk so the birds
do not fall from the trees
and bruise their feathers
whatever the weather,

I  sing so the bricks kiss the mortar
like the two were sealing a deal,
a conspiracy to grow old fall where they stand,
I dream so that you will love me
because you see my face
when I'm not looking at it
rehearsing a pose and stare
I think will send you to the stars,

I walk everywhere I go
to keep the earth spinning
where it belongs
with the other marbles,
making music that
is far from the center
yet near the heart
of wonderful things
nameless and unseen.

WHAT I'VE BEEN READING

div style="margin:0px;">
Ted's bookshelf: read

The Tortilla CurtainU.S.!: A NovelSlaves to Do These ThingsCrackpots: A NovelThe Incentive of the MaggotFrantic Transmissions to and from Los Angeles: An Accidental Memoir

More of Ted's books »
Ted's  book recommendations, reviews, favorite quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists