Wednesday, October 20, 2021









Remember the Thing with the Elephant 
and the Lima Beans and the Rabid Python?  

I took so many pictures while you guys were gone! 

but none of them did justice 

to the piercing and varied beauty 

that ravished my retinae each passing parsec.

I was forced to delete them all 

some sweetness cannot be borne.

and I wrote a sonnet every morning!

but so inflamed was I by the new and stimulating vistas

that confounded my senses daily 

and left me weeping by teatime, 

that I was forced to burn them each night 

and watch them curl into ash 

over the same candle 

whose illumination they had been writ by

that selfsame day