Don’t try this at home. On second thought, come in,
your tumbling face ungladden. And see what happens.
The boy said, I have the look of two
through the other side of the shower. And how do we
get that, except by adding it up
in one long, fateful column.
The others are with you. Space occurs. Naturally. Not every
impulse makes it through to. You have you.
Are you a big person in the morning?
Angels of the New Year winnow followers.
We go through the motions
again. And breezes come in.
Those who remember the past are doomed to repeat it.
Plus, it’s part of history.
We, however, have no such druthers.
We’ll build a higher vandalism, “with the look of ending.”
We were both trying to hide.
A hotel is not a big clay window
resists any effort to change the subject.
Be calm and get your stuff.
– John Ashbery, The Suburban Burma
On mornings like these, I am far from a big person in the morning.
Few things are worse than a running nose + exams + cold rain.
[Photos: Darjeeling through the fog//Grace Farson]