Poetry Issue 2

   Issue#2: Jan - Mar 2003

Marc Gaba


Isn't It Romantic


      Something here that they could miss, they know that much,

        they've come here with hands that don't mean to or want

      to symbolize solitude, sketched into whatever is deep here but there

        they are, their shadows are naked, they've made the place itch,

      listen. No word should come evermore feeling like a memory or a song,

        the tongue must tongue off what's dancing to their first whispers,

      listening from the far end like a new world, accessible and waiting

        with testaments red with insight, no words, no sorry sentences, no

      time for a period to emerge like a child coming, back first into their world

        like a dream as one does, now, a boy with a clock and papers

      to sign, its innocent eyes blinking, it will tap its innocent feet, innocently

        will it say the war has begun, you are beautiful, are you true?