for Ian Wedde
Great to be back inside your head that hour you read
the boom lowered to the commonplace &
a glorious day 'one out of the box' golden boy of the sixties
but no longer needing to behave badly talking friends/fathering/
& your own father's fading into the pale Agfa horizon
your mother on the Karnifuli river boat tossing the piss
Hearing you is a swim in what you name for us so lightly
back at you getting wiser sadder the reviewers say getting truer
the pick of our generation—lush ebullient intellectual bullshit
hauling in your net to pick through the days of where we've been
It's good you say its shaky sand you prefer
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