The most important word is N-E-W !! And, in the face of optimism
It’s all about getting things done. You need to feel something –
That’s what sells. That’s what steals over you, across your face,
Down the back of your neck; into the flush. It’s the selling.
Some part wanders off and actually likes the remembering.
The remembering of being told what you like and what you don’t.
It is almost-precious the way the back of the head is both cushion and
Target [and I’m aiming]. You can feel after it, but the reality of the sale
Is there: you want to be told. Your personal territory is harvested
[Some would argue deforested] but remember the feeling
Right before you put your finger on it; right before you knew
What it meant to want. It was delicious. It was savory. It was:
Pure. Now. Quickly now. Go brush away those crumbs –
That remembering. [or are you saving those for later?]
© Umansky 2012