Billy Collins

It is January four.

Yesterday I lost my glasses somewhere on a trail, doubled back, tripled back, quadrupled back to no avail. 

I did all of my errands twice to four times because I got it so wrong first blush.

Yesterday I cried like I told myself I wasn't going to anymore, as though numbers changing at the end of a calendar year could somehow click me away from how I see it. Guess it doesn't work like that, maybe never has, though I don't regret leaving room for different magic. 

This morning Billy Collins told me I was the crystal goblet and the wine. He assured me I wasn't the boots in the corner, suggested there was a possibility I was the pigeon on the general's head.

How did he know?

2 comments

  • Drew
    Drew Oregon
    I love this idea. Always wanted to be an Artist in Residence (and also Poet Laureate). Now I AM! Thank you, Holiday.

    I love this idea. Always wanted to be an Artist in Residence (and also Poet Laureate).

    Now I AM!

    Thank you, Holiday.

  • Holiday Mathis
    Holiday Mathis
    Drew -- thank you! I would love to read one of your poems!

    Drew -- thank you! I would love to read one of your poems!

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