“Howyoubeens” by Terrance Hayes (via Steve Burt and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

‘Howyoubeens’

Mostly people talk to people, holding
On to lingo bits in the gone hours
Of Monday. You see them meandering
Words while the calendar tilts and pours
Its steady juice of minutes. You see them
On Forbes almost vaporish, almost stupid
To newspaper’s steady whip; to trash bins
Gluttoned with watchheads, switchblades, red-lipped

Cups, obituary ink. Lost letters,
Teeth of despair, relics of the moment:
Everythings ignored in the name of Weather,
Or somebody’s business & “Howyoubeens.”

I too am guilty, chattling after strangers,
Wasting it. Dumb. Whining about the wind.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10322/1104375-44.stm#ixzz1noTvEmmI

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