Set 11: Coolness of refrigerators

1.
I have always depended on the coolness of refrigerators

2.
there is joy in being idle

3.
to a passing pedagogue: you possess knowledge
but not the petals

4.
any road will take you there

5.
to love and love and love and not lose
this innocence—a paradox, a wish

6.
looking backwards and forwards at once
unless a god, snafus to come

7.
right here’s the underworld

8.
to live well is to die well

9.
only one therapy tried and true
bearing the soul—anyone will do

10.
if by the end of the day I’ve asserted my humanity
death may take me to her bed

11.
culture is the lone survivor of civil war

12.
poetry restores my interest in man—what I have
that’s too in them

13.
to find a way out of being wrought—call it art

14.
I’ve saddled myself to plan b’s—
wild horses gallop like dreams

15.
a syllogism will never harm a lizard
but chop off a man’s arm and he dies

16.
man’s real work is restoring Eve to dignity

17.
I don’t know, but I accept

18.
touring the holy land with a sigh—
christians muslims and jews, oh my!

19.
the moment I break through is the moment I pull back the reigns

20.
never so at home as on my way

21.
make the pronouncement and watch the opposite come true

22.
no man lacks belief—only puts it in the wrong place

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