July 6th, 2017

poetry, exceptindreams

our happiness | Eileen Myles

“our happiness”
Eileen Myles

was when the
lights were

the whole city
in darkness

& we drove north
to our friend’s
yellow apt.
where she had
power & we
could work

later we stayed
in the darkened
apt. you sick
in bed & me
writing ambitiously
by candle light
in thin blue

your neighbor had
a generator &
after a while
we had a little
bit of light

I walked the
dog & you
were still
a little bit

we sat on a stoop
one day in the
late afternoon
we had very little
money. enough for
a strong cappuccino
which we shared
sitting there &
suddenly the
city was lit.