And where have you been?
so quiet,
so sincere,
rejection mixed casual
with a feeling of permanence

Where have you been?
so starving,
so dry,
taunting the helpless crows -
"clean up this mess!"

So what's it like?
so experienced,
telephone watching the wall
and cry-baby cry-cry-cry

Who are those people?
so excepted,
naked indian throw rugs
and well-to-do mugshots

And couldn't this be a homecoming?
all cautioned,
black castle cardboards
and singular names

So what is the meaning
of houseguests,
four letter wristwatches,
and holidays in the city?

Now, why don't you listen?
so moonstruck,
Jerusalem, Indiana
and other misleading names ...