Of August By the window, The wind Fills the room with The smell of rain. And the clever words of the poets Throw knives at the wall. And the taxi cabs are now fairy tales Washed ashore by UFOs. Frivolous fails when It is nothing at all, So, give us something, If only a broken August, when it Speaks at all. Darkness up On its hind legs welcomes you home. Of uncertain hands That hold the earth, Fold dreams into space. In the end, The poet works in lines, Not in what they mean.