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Greeting They Weren't Using Then


I walked past jeremy in the park

whassup, J? I said having last

seen him on Castro Street cc. 1976

following some guy 'too busy to

talk right now I'm following some guy

I had sex all night it wasn't enough'

This time he was imaginary

'reaching cruising altitude,' he said,

cruising, he was always cruising,

cruised to venus according to jeff

who kept track of the disappeared

he joined them not long after

and that is a form:

the last time I saw so-and-so

form we are becoming all-too-adept

at practicing these days

all I wanted to say was chartreuse

about being alone or something

or cimmarron or how I met somebody

at ochre & main but jeremy showed up

whassup whassup whassup



[Originally published in NHS 2003, http://www.poetspath.com/napalm/nhs03/codrescu.html.]