By Charles Caruso
Marriage: a matter of wife and debt.
Journey: from womb to tomb.
Nobody ever did anything bad while laughing.
We like a book at first sentence or not at all.
Dawn: black to blue.
December light’s oblique but bright.
No Hamlet or Lear in high school because they’re about sex.
Macbeth and Julius Caesar are all right because they’re just about murder.
The first day of fall is when the girls put their coats on.
A beautiful day makes you wish you were alive.
What seemed to be a jetliner crossing the night sky
turned out to be a star fixed and brilliant for all time.