Herbie Mann Comin' Home

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Variation On Heather McHugh's 'Wise Is Lightweight'



My body's a colony wise with ideas

Like fireflies in their envy to become a second sun

Appointed to hover, they rise

Against the liquid of their own heaviness

And though myself am pure fuel,

I withdraw undercover, hating

The lightweight for its green,

Righting my head in the black


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