Some lovely lines in J's third book, Before Our Eyes, my target for today--the last third of his recent collection, Codes, Precepts, Biases, and Taboos: Poems 1973-1993. These plucked from "Generation":
Optimism?--that would supposeTime to walk, think, talk with my wife, before the kids get home.
Miami ideas opposed to Chicago
facts; but vision sustains,
a style of seeing: a child catches
sunlight in a pocket mirror,
refracts it into a senator's eyes.