The Story

And when the story ends the song is over
                                                            Evan Boland
The story never ends;
the song never stops.
Radiation glows all
its fingers touch; glasses
sing in tune with sound.
The ecstatic wail of sex
connects, compliments,
the contrapuntal keening
of a mother lost in 
stillbirth’s lament.
“The noise of myth”
is a white noise,
like fluorescent lights’ hum,
or the universe exploding
into infinite suns.
The echoes wrap our speech
in the way we stand in a doorway,
in the way we look to the sky:
the story contains us
comfortable as our skin.
(circa 1990-1994, from:  If This is a Comedy, Then Why aren’t we Laughing)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.