by Mark Chmiel
When we ran into each other
On the sidewalk in front of Gelato Supreme
And I asked you, “Hey, when can we get together again?
Last Monday was so long ago!”
You raised that fine left eyebrow of yours
Ever so slightly
As if you thought I was joking
Au contraire Mein Herr:
Why wouldn’t I want to spend a little more time
With someone who is smack in the centre of his center?
You might not be so interested in me
(I admit: I’m unsteadily eccentric)
But I’m interested in you
So carpe fucking diem–
–novel-in-progress, Our Heroic and Ceaseless 24/7 Struggle against Tsuris