One again rises, having addressed the ages, history and all creation

Head done with acrylic paint and umbrella tip, by William Eaton, Summer 2018With phone in hand, not soon from the bathroom

With pants neatly cinched and curls not awry


After such sitting without discharging

After such texting without reflecting


O to have enjoyed some peace and quiet

O to have had all life by the thumbs


O and by the way

With after not even besmirching your bum – O


— Poem and drawing—done with acrylic paint and an umbrella tip—by William Eaton


∩ Title adapted from the closing lines of “Past one o’clock,” a poem by Vladimir Mayakovsky as translated by Max Hayward and George Reavey.

In hours like these, one rises to address

The ages, history, and all creation.

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