Road Rage

Rust never appears at youth
like quick laughter and innocent brilliance do

Age discovers that daily time borrows
bread from banquets to replace shimmering events
(if left unchecked)

Time blows in without direction and
smears like cold butter across routines

Urgency becomes a useless device
appearing as a checkmate
(in a chess game of one)

Driving no longer has a sense of urgency
which drives the urgent driving youth mad




- artwork by Howard Hodgkin -
- mailed to New York -