Measuring Down

SIT DOWN – a poem by George Bowering

Despair Chair IMAG0580Oh, yeah, I’m tired of “despair”.
I thought I was tired of despair before
I shared it. Giving you a little &
me a little, & a little
for whatever person askt.

I mean despair as a poetic theme
before it gets to be a poetic theme,
I mean knowing it’s moved in
& settled down, jacket
over the back of the chair.

Now I can never sit down
without knowing despair’s been there.
But I’m tired, & when I’m, tired
I want to sit down, & despair, he’s
used to using the best chair in the house.

This content is exclusively available to Patreon members who pledge $ or more.
This entry was posted in Cars, Poems, Recommended Reading, This & That, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Trackbacks are closed, but you can post a comment.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

*
*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>