upon the death of a friend (november 30, 2000)

i wondered why and how and--
asked the air or
stared and..breathedand my right
eyelid twItctchedas it had been--


scribbled on my desk--curious...
   ( though not the same person  )

in englishclass some read or 
  try .. most end up staring
and asphyxiating for a fewseconds,

thentakeabreath       and;.. continue
with broken faces or empty and avoiding
     faces or .. pensive .. some
still vacant, vacía, ...

and sslowly some return
to whatever task .... vasta