Thursday, April 10, 2008

Nights

Kevin Hart
There's nothing that I really want:
The stars tonight are rich and cold
Above my house that vaguely broods
Upon a path soon lost in dark.

My dinner plate is chipped all round
(It tells me that I've changed a lot);
My glass is cracked all down one side
(It tells me there is a path for me).

My hands--I rest my head on them.
My eyes--I rest my mind on them.
There's nothing that I really need
Before I set out on that path.

from Gettysburg Review 19 No.3 p470.