Grief came over to watch cartoons once he said that the coyote was representative of our fate look at him he said he’s starving & beaten up that the earth would fall out under him before he could eat there’s music in that though there’s music in everything & then he turned off the tv he said look at yourself Crispin lie down first then look again which i did & saw myself as a white ceiling am i a white ceiling i asked that’s it he said though just right now but who would want to be that forever whitewashed & smoky now light a cigarette & see that you are a parade of ghost ships & whatever air there is moves through you until you are three hills on fire in an unfortunate wind there are a thousand mouths which depend on those three hills can they depend on you Crispin for what i asked to feed them he said with what i asked never mind can they depend on you he screamed can they depend on you
M.A. Vizsolyi is the author of The Lamp with Wings: love sonnets, a National Poetry Series winner. He is also the author of two chapbooks, Notes on Melancholia (Monk Books) and The Case of Jane: a verse play (500places Press). He lives in Brooklyn.