The Point of His Music


in memory of Kenneth Patchen

Because a cultured sleaziness developed in the love-strung strings of the loose
violin, the desire for more serious music (eggs come from eggshells) made her unicorn’s
point droop as the melody ran out into the other room before he died where there was a
man with a little green blackbird standing on his head watching them as they ate
sauerkraut with their oldest forks poised like fond memories at the edge of a serious

Rich Ives is the author of Tunneling to the Moon: A Psychological Gardener’s Book of Days currently being published in serial @ Silenced Press everyday in 2014 and forthcoming in paperback. Begin from the beginning, catch up, read daily. Just refer to the Burrow Guide.