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Fast Clouds

It sounds good to lie on top of a thing and to melt halfway into it.
A raft or a hill.

Then you realize there is a splinter in your ear.
Or you are eroding and life seems dreary and no fun. 

But it is good.
It is good to make a permanent decision. 

If you break a window you'll know more about time.
Maybe spend all day ruining the lawn. 

It's not possible to destroy cars.
Like stars they keep arriving. 

They are gold white and umber.
They have learned to feed themselves.

Award-winning poet of 'The Trees The Trees'. Author of 'The Crying Book'. Published in The New Yorker, Poetry, & more. Former fellow at Emory.