these days

these days
i take great care
first of all
to praise small wonders

and curse the light:
pigeons circling the city dawn
flashing in and out of sight
sirens
jpegs
trees
the languid beauty
with the burka
the trite smell of our cigarette

as we share our minty thirst
with kisses meant for strangers’ eyes
our hearts swell with the coming rain
free at last
from wistful meditation:

let dissent be the healing pulse
sobriety
the new adventure

let’s kill the killers
forget the forgetful
haunt the angels
on kuyper street