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 EventsApril 21, 2015
ZYZZYVA Spring Issue Celebration in the East Bay
Location: 7 p.m., Diesel, 5433 College Ave., Oakland
Description: Featuring Issue No. 103 contributors Robert Hass, Molly Giles, Matthew Zapruder, Ruth Madievsky, and Monique Wentzel. Free. For more info: http://bit.ly/1DtpBqSMay 5, 2015
Cinco de Mayo with ZYZZYVA
Location: 7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., San Francisco
Description: Featuring Issue No. 103 contributors Luiza Flynn-Goodlett and Kyle Boelte, Issue No. 100 contributor Jim Gavin, and others. Free. For more info: http://bit.ly/1BKqs3a
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