Series of poems exchanged between poets via e-mail
Penis Envy Is No Linger a Thing In Kansas City I am self-quarantined,
Addled by coffee and Copenhagen,
Watching from a window the cat,
Two sparrows, a poem like a hat.
Peter Matthiessen sits on my nightstand.
His snow leopard could care less
About Kansas, about the next breath
I take. We are all time’s vitamins,
The moon’s supplement. This morning
I ate bacon and scrambled eggs.
I jump started my motorcycle
As if tomorrow was a given.
- Al Ortolani