there really is a river
so people say
"the bend"

while wanton
syllables leave home without
the least
idea of what
home is

to (come) carry
the regret be-
longing to a father
in tears deeply felt
then carried by a girl of five

inhibition's such
a boundary
as maleness is
the point
to some degree
of keepaway

the sadness of being
constantly apart from
and since then all one
does is capture
gunpowder green tea
calling its potency freehand
a synonym for
Liberace playing jewels
revealing the simplicity
along roadways

meantime here
the desert uses little
a minimum of deco-
ration one lives within
both ends and means
one milepost to a next