Thursday, 20 September 2018

ST. PAUL AND ALL THAT (Excerpt)

I am alive with you
full of anxious pleasures and pleasurable anxiety
hardness and softness
listening while you talk and talking while you read
I read what you read
you do not read what I read
which is right, I am the one with the curiosity
you read for some mysterious reason
I read simply because I am a writer
the sun doesn’t necessarily set, sometimes is just
disappears

[copyright Frank O’Hara, 1961]