shot glass
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Paul Doty


I Acclaim Hope

Having not lost faith, my sense of the world nesting in a tall television antenna
that's upraised like a busted badminton racquet, I read Ecclesiastes. Emptiness
and chasing the wind
...apparatus of obsolete television offers a prayer, the logic
of snow spreading across a curved mirror screen opening an eye to see a Jesus
like Ernie Kovacs. This is a prayer of negation, not nostalgia, a prayer begging
gray scale clarity the world a wind of words needing rabbit ears endlessly
adjusted to tune past emptiness to art. I acclaim hope.