"the big laugh"
Date: Fri, 03 Mar 2000 07:53:20
From: Richard E. Lee <ReaLee@thegrid.net>
Subject: No subject was specified.
...I am writing a lot these days. My style may be changing. I am not sure.
Every time I think there is this big breakthrough, I find I haven't changed
at all. Not really. I am whoever I am. Please feel free to use anything
of mine you want to [for your poetry Web site]. Here is a poem from yesterday.
It's called "the big laugh." You need not like it. I think I do, but then
I am not sure. It is true. I know that.
out of place here
the laugh that forecloses
noone to hear and join in
here spirit connives
against its own shortcomings
so the doctor doesn't call
as he said he would
so the nurse forgot
to remind him
are they going to operate?
are they going to fire up their x-ray machines?
there are other patients
in his waiting room, you know
the phone rings
it isn't for me
i am waiting
i am impatient
i begin to laugh
one of the doctor's cancer
patients is laughing
it is me
this is very funny
i may die laughing
Anyway, Daralee, have a lovely day and weekend and thank you once again.
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