Horses Remember How
—some trotting and
tripping frail guests,
All of them moved through twilight’s
and cedar needles in their manes. They know what I need
to live—to spend entire nights
exactly what is happening to you.
Finally, to want to carry the day
where there is a Newfoundland dog
and don’t want to tell anyone.
For example, your birthday party on the scaffolding
filled with cats and snails. And I know why
Because you can’t be sad about the lost
one, or too happy
you will try to get away, but you won’t.