I would do anything
To trade places with that image
That I had in my head that I can’t write down
What I was told
What I heard
Left me speechless
And at the time words were essential
They should have been words of joy
Friday the 13th
We were still shouting at each other when I opened the champagne
Richard Pinner is an associate professor at Sophia University, Tokyo. A born worrier, he fluctuates between optimism and despair on a regular basis. His work has been published in Aesthetica and The Vein and his first collection of short stories is due out under Par Avion Press later in 2014.
Copyright © 2015 by Richard Pinner
A self understanding of mood swings and change in a psyche and soul reflected
in this analysis of “Response Ability” in this poem.