Monday, December 20, 2010

Scott Abels [Part Two]

I WON'T GO TO WORK TODAY.
I WON'T GO TO WORK.


During the commercial
for drinking coffee with Ronald Reagan
we brush our teeth in the river
with a hundred neighbors.
My trousers are just butterflies.
Your legs look long
like long eggs.
Fresh cut grass.
Something lucky follows,
and when you look
into his whipping cream eyes
they sell a lot of coffee.
You just cannot bomb mud.
There is work to do.  Wake up now.












Originally from Nebraska, Scott Abels currently lives and teaches in Honolulu.  More of his poems can be found online and in print with Word for/Word, Juked, Lungfull!, Sixth Finch, Action Yes, Fringe, Alice Blue, Jellyfish, Sawbuck, Raft, and many others.  He edits the online poetry journal Country Music.