au rive

What kind of poem would one write if one could?
What would one do with some money, if he had it, perhaps
       to travel; but to where?

To experience Wednesday twilight, immediately after
       dark: is that a promise to be kept

Naturally one can’t be sure until any of these things don’t
       come true?

From Supplication: Selected Poems of John Wieners, edited by Joshua Beckman, CAConrad, and Robert Dewhurst © 2015 John Wieners Literary Trust, Raymond Foye, Administrator. Reprinted with the permission of The John Wieners Literary Trust.