by Alan Bernheimer

Alan Bernheimer

Forgetting words
The moment you
Hear or read them

Is one way to avoid
Plagiarizing but just
Keep their flavor

And then try
Expressing that
In your own words

As if you could
Own words
You can't even

Keep thoughts
From slipping away
They’re the slipperiest

Of all the slippery
Things in life
The hotel elevator

That rises way
Past the roof
And slips across

A higher landscape
A different neighborhood
Why not ask

If any of these
Places will be
Open for breakfast

Last updated December 24, 2022