Academic journal article Chicago Review

To Bryan Wynter Dead

Academic journal article Chicago Review

To Bryan Wynter Dead

Article excerpt

Wynter, the night is late. You've left

Me not ready to say anything.

Don't monkey-face me ever again

Through the glass of the back window.

We will not catch our faces again

Twitching across in this house.

I will catch you sometime later

As time-cat catches the poet mouse.

You took me by surprise, me

Wanting to tell you about the man,

Bryan Wynter from super charmer

On motor-bike to land-rover.

Those days are gone. Where are yours

And what have they become going

Away now? I will not disintegrate

Into broth speaking to you.

Of course I know you're not here

And the wind blows through the Bryanless

Dykes like mouthorgans on the Carn.

Whether I know you hear or not

It does not matter. I know you never

Wanted to be alive after

You were dead. Anyhow how does it feel?

I'm frightened. How shall I get ready? …

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