absolutely no subliminal message no need
for urgent descriptions of people or politics
(although a woman yesterday, Pnina, kibbutznik
who moved, 50 years ago, to Athens, Ohio
to start a kibbutz and she did and they’re all still there
she could be a poem.
Nevada caucuses could be a poem too but
not this one. This poem is about Saturdays and how
for those of us who don’t have to work on Saturdays
we listen to Glenn Gould’s Goldberg Variations
celebrate Nina Simone’s birthday by hearing
as much as we want of Nina Simone
walk to the store and buy raw cashews and shredded coconuts and curry powder
roast them together finish reading Girl Woman, Other
consider the difference between admiration and love.