I said, "I'm repeating myself."
"The devil may care," he said.
"I need institutionalized," I said.
"The devil must care," he said.
We were on a junket and
everyone was talking
about the past.
I remember all these people,
the blue turban, the lost pocket watch,
the flying cap, the forecasting.
Once I was at a horse race,
losing my ticket for that horse.
"I fired a weapon," I heard myself say.
"In someone's direction."
"We pick up the path as we go,"
said the little man sitting on the rock.
"Back is gone."