I have more love than ever.
Our kids have kids soon to have kids.
I need them. I need everyone
to come over to the house,
sleep on the floor, the couch
in the front room. I need noise,
love, the noise of love,
too many people in too small a place.
I need dancing, the spilling
of drinks, loud pronouncements
over music, verbal sparring,
broken dishes and wealth.
I need it all flying apart.
My friends to slam against me,
to hold me, to say they love me.
I need mornings to ask for favors
and forgiveness. I need to give,
have all my emotions rattled,
my family to be greedy,
to keep coming, to keep asking
and taking. I need no resolution,
just the constant turmoil of living.
Give me the bottom of the river,
all the unadorned, unfinished,
unpraised moments, one
good turn on the luxuriant wheel.
- April 12, 2014
Publishing: Inside the Literary Magazine
Location: 2 p.m., Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, USC, Los Angeles
Description: Panel featuring Jon Christensen (BOOM), Tom Lutz (Los Angeles Review of Books), Robert Scheer, and ZYZZYVA Managing Editor Oscar Villalon. Moderated by Bruce Bauman (Black Clock). For more info, visit http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/
- April 28, 2014
Tess Taylor and DA Powell at City Lights Books
Location: 7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., San Francisco
Description: An evening of poetry with Taylor ("The Forage House") and Powell, hosted by ZYZZYVA Managing Editor Oscar Villalon. Free. For more info, visit http://bit.ly/1dzyukA
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