I was alone and sad because of a recent break-up. And, I suppose, I was more than a little desperate. The woman in the apartment next door let a pretty friend from Texas stay in her apartment while she went on a weekend tripwe were introduced in the hallway at our adjacent doors.
Stand with the others in the fenced-in yard. Shoes drag through gravel and dust rises with each slow step.
A brutal cold had shouldered away any vestige of sunnier days as Mink hunkered down at what he judged to be the rivers edge. Snow so deep, he couldnt tell. Holding a three-foot length of rusted pipe, a faucetless spigot at one end, he began spearing the base of a snowy crest.
Its too brutal to believe. To suck it down till it stews spoils in my gut.
Albert Mobilios books of poetry include Bendable Siege, The Geographics, and Me with Animal Towering. A volume is forthcoming later this year from Brooklyn Rail/Black Square editions.
Albert Mobilios most recent book of poems, Same Faces, is published by Black Square Editions.