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 EventsJune 4, 2016
American Fiction Beyond Its Borders
Location: 3:15 p.m., Bay Area Book Festival, The David Brower Center, Berkeley
Description: Authors Adam Johnson, Idra Novey, and Jensen Beach in conversation with ZYZZYVA Managing Editor Oscar Villalon. For tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/bay-area-book-festival-june-4-5-2016-tickets-24440065895?ref=ebtnebtcktJune 5, 2016
The Latino Experience as U.S. Literature
Location: 3:15 p.m., Bay Area Book Festival, The Marsh Theater, Berkeley
Description: Authors Patricia Engel, Carolina De Robertis, and Cristina Garcia in conversation with ZYZZYVA Managing Editor Oscar Villalon. For more info and tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/bay-area-book-festival-june-4-5-2016-tickets-24440065895?ref=ebtnebtckt
ZYZZYVA e-mail updates