I always hope for poems when the rain
comes, fluent in disaster
at the Boston Public Library
(students on field trip)
Stephen Spender's account of
1968 The Year of the Young Rebels
Spender & his associates
have been an obsession over
over the last couple years,
his journals (published in the 1980s)
at home, new typewriter ribbon for the
Olivetti Underwood (sky blue) at home
it could be an addiction (reading & writing)
this moving toward texts, always
how will this change my notebook?
will the machine write back?
will its voice be as sinister
as electro-voice OK Computer?