Coconuts

by wechslerh66

Tender_coconuts_of_Tamilnadu.jpg

many babies are being born
every night
whenever we walk

even when we don’t walk

many babies are being born
all over the world
tonight

everywhere we walk

even when we don’t walk
together

you’ve gotta be crazy, baby
to want a guy like me, yeah
you’ve gotta be out of your mind

someone else’s words
for someone else’s music

someone else’s words
for someone else’s baby

maybe you were someone else’s
someone else
tonight

I got a bad immanence
maybe it’s Camus’
maybe it’s Sartre’s
maybe it’s Groucho Marx

but every poem I write has
double meaning

maybe that’s how it ought to be

maybe nothing ought to be

out in the world tonight

everywhere we walk
even when we don’t walk

when everyone we know is
home

தமிழ்: இளநீர், தமிழ்நாடு courtesy of Thamizhpparithi Maari.  Available at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tender_coconuts_of_Tamilnadu.jpg.

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