More Leaves Fell, 2009

Inspired by excerpts of Jack Kerouac's "American Haiku" (1959)

No telegram today
only more leaves

Holding up my
purring cat to the moon
I sighed.

Drunk as a hoot owl,
writing letters
by thunderstorm.

Crossing the football field
coming home from work -
the lonely businessman.

Snap your finger
stop the world -
rain falls harder.


With help from Bryan Schoneman and Sam Payne