Let’s Talk About Youth

Let’s Talk About Youth

Not Asia, not euthanasia
but another geography–
not when we came puking here
not then, before when — I mean well
before transcendental diapers
or long after final rites.
The in-between I mean of knowing
what it means to keen, to eat beans
peak freens, even get serious,
not furious, just curious to see where
we can rhyme or find the time
to climb above the slime, the grime —
for recompense, to see what comes hence.
But wait, wait. Have you ecollalia?
Or is it only some odd esphasia? We shall see.
Or shall we see? Too late or not too late?

-T.C.Buell

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