Thursday, August 21, 2008

I Don't Think (There's Going to Be a Sonnet Here)

if I were an all-American at George Mason University
there would be fourteen lines
if I were globally intrinsic to success in Spanish

then you would contrite your way to stealth
I would read books with you
inside them meaning me I would recite
on and make new I would be you

if I had competed four years ago where would my body be
today would I have worn these clothes with colors
feathering my skin

is there a name for what has caused you to be brittle
and dishonest with the people who repeated you
to God in every universe how many gold medals
must I filch to be included in the oxygen