How you parade toward invented flowers

and scarred knees is wide.

Compare the space between your eyes

to the biggest country ever sold for a penny.

 

The answer is never eat a turkey without love,

or never bleed incorrectly into warm soup.

Maybe this is not a real séance in the dark,

but it is science without reason.

 

Communicate indifference.

Partition up a lake.

Piece apart this clever season,

December of a Thousand Light Years!

 

You are only the conclusion

of kismet,

an impish wine glass that beckons

a song.

 

If we walk toward a new philosophy,

the road can only be divided

by its own gray mystique.

The road is a revolution!

 

Answer me apart from these geese,

arouse the flowers at my ankles

with more love than archery

could ever replace.

 

I wanted to know you better

but the hardest thing in life

is learning to listen

to another tree falling from the sky.

 

I wanted to feel the pain of your pain.

I wanted to

but it is hard to imagine the color gray blushing,

the color gray standing in the doorway.

 

I’d kiss the lake you fell into.

I’d kiss the collected works

of Lorrie Moore you fell into.

I’d write a poem about your interest in rain.

 

 

 

Eszter Takacs
is the author of The Miraculous Hysterical, forthcoming from Coconut Books in 2015. She is also the author of the chapbooks Together We Will Talk Right Down to Earth (The New Megaphone) and The Spectacular Crash (H_NGM_N Books). Her individual poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Salt Hill, Yalobusha Review, Forklift Ohio, Sonora Review, Alice Blue, Diagram, Word Riot, Smoking Glue Gun, Ghost Proposal, Coconut, Prelude Magazine, Hot Metal Bridge, Soft Blow, Sink Review and Inter|rupture.
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