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 EventsDecember 9, 2016
ZYZZYVA and San Francisco Center for the Book Publication Celebration
Location: 6 p.m., San Francisco Center for the Book, 375 Rhode Island St., San Francisco
Description: Celebrate ZYZZYVA’s Winter Issue and the Center’s catalog of its current exhibition, “In Remembrance: People, Times, & Places.” Featuring readings by ZYZZYVA contributors Glen David Gold, Elizabeth Rosner, Jenny Qi, and Octavio Solis. Free.January 12, 2017
ZYZZYVA Winter Issue Launch, Brooklyn
Location: 7:30 p.m, Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton St., Brooklyn
Description: Featuring Glen David Gold, Mar Colon-Margolies, Brad Wetherell, Mallory Imler Powell, and Andrew Mangan. Free. More info: http://bit.ly/2gc7lw8January 26, 2017
ZYZZYVA Winter Issue Celebration, East Bay
Location: 7 p.m., Diesel Bookstore, 5433 College Ave., Oakland
Description: Come celebrate ZYZZYVA's Winter issue with a reading featuring contributors Kathleen Alcott, Ella Martinsen Gorham, Matthew Zapruder, and Scott O'Connor. Free. For more info: http://bit.ly/2ghs4gt
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