Two Poems

 

MOTIVE

 

 

Cameras are mounted

on walls. In trees?

 

    *

 

We want to believe

the cursory glances

of our young neighbors

have missed us

                          entirely.

 

    *

 

Imagined verbal adequacy!

 

    *

 

We stay in

where contestants

opt to live

onscreen

as they compete

in a war

of all against all

in which each

will and can

explain her motive

 

PUPIL

1

Drawn to a lodestone,

your attention

 

is collapsing,

pouring

 

through a hole,

a point

 

which is nothing

compounded

 

until all else

breaks loose.

 
2

The puma sits behind

her own eyes

only—

 

so some say

she has no mind