It Would

by Alice Notley

Alice Notley

it would be that
but only if I knew how
Could something like
that get lost? no only
a little a little lost

but if only I remember
how I mean she or I
oh a freight train goes by
& they always do & did
I mean a real one too
that I’m not on & am it
very seriously

in this serious love world
that one
where something oddly music
will pass through your
and it will be me
sweet me.

Selected Poems, Talisman House, 1993

Last updated September 05, 2017