how are the toning shoes working?
(I keep seeing an add for those too,
over here to the side) but these are sneakers,
Should I join the “Performers Café”
as suggested…713 others like it
but it’s only for musicians.
Am I that?
Sappho would say yes,
Poetry is singing:
She would lift
her garlanded brow,
her ivory arms,
her silver voice:
“up with the roof!
lift it, carpenters!
the bridegroom is coming in
equal to Ares…”
Perhaps she knew
the “Secret Psycology”
they’re touting at:
Make Him Fall For You?
Or maybe her fall…
she just had
a good pair
of toning sandals?
we all bumble through
our stumbling ‘now’
our answers to the same question(s).
“Well now – not for the first time!”*
the think of marvelous awe
and best proof that i’ve ever found
that there is some shimmering “YES!”
in those vibrating strings:
of the collapse and expand of cosmos’ breath:
organizing it into the chaos of a collapsing star,
is that we ask.
and the answer is in that question
those questions we’re all asking in unison
unified (perhaps not) only in this theoretical field
full of stars
and bursting into being.
*(see Anne Carson’s second note on translating Sappho in “if not winter”)