NPD Anthology 2002


Of the top of the head
by James Bell

Of the top of the head
you know you can write anything
as the dependence is not to be understood
asss to understand
rather like that prayer of Francis of Assisi
as long as you don't get all religious
on us mate and relate it maybe to nature
human and otherwise
celebrate the entire mass of beginninings
and endingd
like how long is that cormorant out there
on the mudbank with its wings fully outstretched -
you look long enough and they go down
and two others appear and they all stand around
with it all under control
well adapted and balanced
black ghouls that from here look like they know
their business -
don't be kidded -
understand -
they do -
so what's wrong with you?