June / July 1994
AIDS Zen: Morning
by Mark O'Donnell
Waking from sleep -- a plane is heard descending.
He who doesn't do his laundry must wear clothes he doesn't like.
Invert it again -- the milk carton is not quite empty.
Broken water glass: Are those shards or droplets?
Heavy rain makes things look darker.
Today's bad news makes a good impromptu umbrella.
Conversation gets hectic when your friend's subway arrives.
Weeds grow on the bankrupt construction site.
The man in the ad is not the man at the bank.
The city, your life, your dreams, accumulate like barnacles.
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