Though it is a beautiful day, the umbrella stand
at the Forget-Me-Not is filled.
The Déjà Vu Diner is closed for good.
Have I mentioned this?
When the stars lay down on
the cool black water, we are waiting
for it. In our age, we see only the light,
not the shape of stars. We call this Absence
of Self. When we describe this to the children,
they say they long to see the world
in this way. In secret, they are putting it off as long as they can.