Peter Chapman Poetry

In June I'm Thin

In June I'm thin from work and love
spring having been good, spring having been good;
the lune is frail, that motif above
and I'm fun and wearing the size I should.

What you don't know won't hurt you
the water said once, and we all gathered
to see. I snuck away while the sky was blue
trying to heed the versions that matter.

If you feel good now you don't always I'll bet
and the things you fear can be scary. There's plenty
of time to be heavy with thought but you let
holes in your face to be trendy.

I would have done some things differently
if you'd lie down and hold me, beautifully.