Not Everything Has To Be A Sonnet

take this moment beside the rapids,

where sunlight clips the old weir wall,

knowing itself to be only a faint replica

of sunlight, not the sort found in other

places, like Pisa or Nairobi, but without

undue dismay at its shortcomings and

invisibly corpsing, here and there, as

only the old style comics knew how,

with little, hiccupy giggles incorporated

seamlessly into their acts, which

is what this bit of sun does out of glee,

perhaps or relief to find itself; watery

— yes, ravaged — sure, but hitting the

black waters soundly and giddy with it.

Going nowhere fast.