Tuesday, November 8, 2011
What won't wait
What won’t wait for you tonight? Take the car
and drive like Jehu through each stop sign far
across this sleeping town. Out of the mist
you carom down main, but draw no interest
from the wayward souls spat from Louie’s bar
too late and too far gone, their minds ajar.
No time to ask permission, or to spar
with strangers over places on a list;
what won’t wait
is screaming at you here! Nothing can mar
such perfect clarity – the morning star
is crowning now. Now! Tonight you exist
only to be held by one tiny fist.
Leave the rest: the things we cannot plan are
what won’t wait.