Later

This entry is part 6 of 11 in the series Issue IX: Summer 2011

by Eileen Myles

The language of the thought
is the most important part
right. Because a moment
later it’s prose.
When I think a pear
is my favorite fruit.
And I share this with certain
dogs, shepherds
mainly. Herding dogs.
What is it about this fruit
that we like. Am I shepherding
anything. See that’s not
poetry.

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