Looking for Richard Brautigan in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 2018
The stone hits hard against the pavement—
it could be there is no luck to be had anymore.
I just now started to worry about solar storms,
not knowing what they are. Something about
the heliosphere, a disturbance in space weather.
But I also just started to surrender myself
to whatever it is this world has to shell out.
Icy moons spewing water plumes—I surrender.
Bungee-jumping neo-Nazis—I surrender.
Japanese hot tub monkeys—I surrender.
I surrender myself to the radio galaxies,
the blazars I can’t comprehend, and all of
the artificial satellites in retrograde orbits.
I can’t make sense of all the things I don’t understand.
If you happen to see Richard around town,
point him in my direction, wouldn’t you?