27 July 2009

"Three Billion Ways to Get It Wrong"

Sincerity appears impossible,
and most of us choose despair.

A rough blue shadow rests across
the bottom of the bathroom window's

curtain -- cast by a towel, tucked
behind, in winter, years ago; below,

a decrepit blue toilet, the seat
discolored, cracked and unhinged.

At the immense election,
signals fluctuate.