In That Heaven


   In That Heaven There Should Be A Place
   With thanks to James Beuchler (who wrote a book with this title)

   Ripple, and rise,
   rake, and replace,
   but dont risk the whitewater without knowing what youre doing. 

   What wench or wise man invented the screw? The empty screw? The wake
   up and smell the fresh scent of.. youre still here?

   It would seem its my birthright to have relations with every joint that eases its way
   into my house-boat. Mary, Moses and Adam. Do I not deserve the good things?  
   Have I not the vision for wealth?

   In that heaven there should be a place for me.


original 2005, this version September 2008
And yes, copyright Robert Bettmann

Author: Robert Bettmann

Founder of Day Eight, and the DC Arts Writing Fellowship.