Joyce Sutphen Poems
|2.||Just For The Record||8/27/2014|
|5.||A Kind Of Villanelle||8/27/2014|
|10.||At The Moment||8/27/2014|
|14.||Living In The Body||8/27/2014|
|15.||Older, Younger, Both||8/27/2014|
|16.||How To Listen||8/27/2014|
|17.||Naming The Stars||1/13/2003|
The second half of my life will be black
to the white rind of the old and fading moon.
The second half of my life will be water
over the cracked floor of these desert years.
I will land on my feet this time,
knowing at least two languages and who
my friends are. I will dress for the
occasion, and my hair shall be
whatever color I please.
Everyone will go on celebrating the old
birthday, counting the years as usual,
but I will count myself new from this
inception, this imprint of my own desire.
The second half of my life will be swift, ...
Naming The Stars
This present tragedy will eventually
turn into myth, and in the mist
of that later telling the bell tolling
now will be a symbol, or, at least,
a sign of something long since lost.
This will be another one of those
loose changes, the rearrangement of
hearts, just parts of old lives