†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Nap alm†††† Health†††† Spa:†††† Report†††† 2009

 

 

MICHAEL ROTHENBERG

 

 

Simplify Infinity

 

Rain slaughters the balcony

Iím invisible

 

Flowers blown off red skeletons

Iím describing my death

 

My mother tells me come inside

But thereís nothing inside worth imagining

 

Itís all outside

Starlings in confusion

 

Where the body is purified by danger

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† July 14, 2001

 

 

 

[ďSimplify InfinityĒ in Choose, Selected Poems of Michael Rothenberg, Big Bridge Press, 2009, originally appeared in a chapbook, Monk Daddy, Blue Press, 2003. Reprinted with permission of the author.]