Momo Dispenses with a Thought Experiment
What Momo really wants to do
is bite my hand, his mind
perhaps clenched upon an idiom.
After feeding, and with encouragement,
he'll venture onto the couch
and sleep wild beside me
while I read the deeply bewildering
science section. It won't be long
before he leaves. The headline
claims "you can't pour coffee
from an empty cup" and that reminds me,
I've taken down my empty cup
proposed some milk,
at the same time propositioning
a bowl of cereal, all right,
some tedium here, trigger
warning too, yogurt, berries. That's all
there is to uncover. What else
would you have, what else could you
possibly care to know about me? The
truth? We must love one another or lie.
Recent work by Bruce Robinson appears or is forthcoming in Tar River Poetry, Spoon River, Tipton Poetry Journal, Rattle, Maintenant, and Pangyrus.