IN BAS RELIEF

We know ignored prostrate regretted
And self-rated our life ill-spent
No mark no sign, no act of criminality
Just deny deny banal avoidance went
Pretended to boost what's vetted

Twiddle the knobs. Hope for the best.

In same we soldier on and squirming
Apologize for a rush that captures
Apologize for being sorry to be discordant
Occasionally worming bright void enraptures
Impress deflated pumped up important

In bas-relief.

January 12 2005