Make Change

Some poets are MORE so than others.


Over in the park’s a guy offering to “make change”
– in minutes and seconds –
of larger time segments,
like hours and days.
  (He wouldn’t say how business was going.)


Everyone’s own mind
is a historian with a problem.


I’m gonna tell you something, one guy said,

I’m not gonna tell you why he said it,

I’m not gonna even tell you why I might think he said it…

I’m just gonna tell you what he said – he said,

“I respect myself too much to talk abut me.”


The perhaps just description of the religions,
philosophies and cults available in the City
is that they tell one how to live to be seventy years old –
if seventy is the norm for that locale.