These Questions Blow, Like Leaves from a Tree
Do birds all sleep in forgotten motels?
What is the capital of the heart?
What’s the worst new thing that could happen?
Have the lights changed again?
Which of these seats was taken?
Is this the best you can do?
When were you last in Rome anyway?
Could it be forever?
Shall I call the Hudsons again?
If a man walks the streets nodding and muttering,
does he have imaginary acquaintances?
If we took all these pictures at night
would we think any less of ourselves?
Chris Hemingway is a poet and songwriter from Gloucestershire. His first pamphlet “Party in the Diaryhouse” was published by Picaroon Poetry in 2018, and he has also produced three self-published collections. www.chrishemingwaytmepoetry.com, Twitter @chemingway586