shot glass
Issue # 4 May 2011
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Jan Goldman



Pledge me no more trivial conversation
No mix of this and that better left unsaid.

Pledge me the skeleton of things, the green heart
Show me the clean, clear center only in primary colors.

Pledge me a Japanese landscape
Everything simple to the point of abstraction or

Pledge me the sea, seen from the side of a sailboat
Corrugated surface of blue, its hidden depths
Flirting with sunlight.

Pledge me the outside of the outside
Let me find my own way in.