08 January 2010

Took Forever




it took forever to reach a point
where forever wasn’t relevant, like
three sips more than originally
intended; even revelation asked
on someone else's behalf – still
debating whether or whom,
...what the fuck’s this about?


not a response that downplayed
every nuance, indeed a clever and
erudite reply that’s got me wondering
whether I can cope with another tot
of The Black Douglas – tonight’s
answer to scholarly speculation
in a poet’s glass


if I knew the answers I wouldn’t be
asking the questions you are; it never
mattered before whether you understood
because you never knew me and as
much as you think you do now
whether you are prepared
to share the same fate
© 09 Dec 2009, I. D. Carswell