Daily Archives: January 31, 2020

Know It All

I’m going to assume
that somewhere a couple
is making love tonight 
in spite of all the ways
the world is ending;
going to assume

that they have been and will be
tangled and drenched
and strenuous and motionless
as befits their moods and desires,
and although they know how few days
are left for any chance
at such a night again,
they are fully present now;

assume that past and future
are just hard words
for harder times
behind and before them;

assume in my weary 
know-it-all core
that I’ve missed something
they have found,

and it’s there as well
for me to find
if I choose to seek it.