Further Considerations
By Frank C. Praeger

Compelling interest, that is what I said.
She did like it - that I could please so easily.
There are no truffles in my bag,
an awkwardness to each ex-grace,
though foster care be better.
stumbling toward forfeiture?
left imitating wit,
improvising sanity,
dream-fronted concoctions of aware.

Shaggier each year,
oblivous to wrinkled skin,

dependent on the rain,

the hour,

the sun,

and where the light had been.