saturday 10 may 02008 1:48am
amsterdam

that the light of the day
was longer than i have ever known
lasted and began
in the time i call night

that i could not recognize the songs of the birds

that the cats would not come to my call
even the animals
speaking a different language

but just like home in the

wisteria in bloom
pealing churchbells and
petal-strewn gutters
everywhere