You stood there and the stones
Of Old Greece and our lives, those collegiate stones,
Harvard, Emory, and Marymount, with the blue exegesis of the tide
Against which to fall was a headline—Don’t stand.
You gave this wish to me—Apollo, in some manner of time, lives on. Inside your mind
Things are being washed.
—Kenneth Koch, from “With Janice” (via uutpoetry)