Various and Sundry Poetry

this night

ever feel like the words aren't enough

like there's too much grammar

and rules

and sense-making

and the effort of it, to put

the right words forward

in consecutive order

one foot in front of the other

it's just too...well...orderly?



better, tonight, this night,

to look at the moon,

which is just past full

to look and see

how wonderfully orange it is

a surprising

voluptuous orange

which I realize are still words

surprising and voluptuous

and orange is a word, too

even though I am heartened by the fact

that no one seems to be able to find anything

to rhyme with it.