I want that feeling.
I miss that feeling


I don't miss wanting that feeling
so much of the time


I don't want to miss that feeling

having so much of one's mind 
made up of the wanting 
and the waiting for that 
wanting to go away.

Yes, I do want it.
I want it so badly 
that I can not risk what 
having that could mean
what kind of lean 
that could lead to,

what kind of lean need 
that could mean
to me.

Quoets for Poets 2/23/13

“There is nothing at all that can be talked about adequately, and the whole art of poetry is to say what can’t be said.”
—Alan Watts

“The pure work implies the disappearance of the poet as speaker, who hands over to the words.”

—Stephane Mallarme

“To see is to forget the name of the thing one sees.”

—Paul Valery