THE RIDDLE (NOVEMBER 13, 2013)

I.

 

An angel invited me to dance with him

On the head of a pin

Because no other angel would.

 

So I guess the answer to that riddle

Is “None”

Because I turned him down.

 

II.

 

5:45:45 AM

Two outstretched hands begin their ascent

Mine cannot reach.

A momentary embrace, and then

Slipped away while I lay in bed

But even when I gave chase

Ran out the door in below freezing

Breathless in black and white flannels

Drivers beginning to see me, honking in ignorance and anger

I couldn’t catch up

And there I was:

Daylight’s fool

Running after the sunrise

While angels told riddles about me