in civility

this new awareness of digested passion
experience torn up for the confidential waste
just like the boche did to our Rouen jelly

better to recycle than see our streets
filled with language   tickling the ivories
even as the piano is loaded and down the drive

contact and results benefit of service
until a mouth opens and a mind is raked
clear of sodden leaves   rained upon

they are caught in wheels
slowly turning towards a new front
neither dynamic nor reliable