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.
ZYZZYVA EventsJanuary 13, 2015
ZYZZYVA's Winter Issue / 30th Anniversary Event in San Francisco
Location: 7 p.m., City Lights Books, San Francisco
Description: We kick off our 30th anniversary with readings from our Winter issue contributors, including Josh Emmons and Octavio Solis, who will perform his story "Retablos." Free. For more information, go to http://www.citylights.com/info/?fa=event&event_id=2228January 29, 2015
ZYZZYVA's Winter Issue / 30th Anniversary Event in NYC
Location: 7 p.m., McNally Jackson, 52 Prince St., NYC
Description: ZYZZYVA goes to New York for an event with recent, future, and past contributors and friends of the journal. Featuring readings by Paul Beatty, John Freeman, Dani Shapiro, Ben Greenman, Kathleen Alcott, and Daniel Tovrov. Hosted by BuzzFeed Books' Isaac Fitzgerald. Free. For more info, visit http://bit.ly/134HcpD
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