Tim Suermondt: The Swiss Alps: for Beat

A man promises his wife he’ll purchase
a better house by the lake, aware
she really doesn’t care what house it is
as long as they live in it together.

A man has a pizza and a pitcher of beer,
keeping his friends enthralled with stories
of faraway exploits.

A man loses his glasses, finds them and starts
to take videos again—there’s many home
movies yet to show.

A man rubs sunlight on his hands, wishing
he could do his heart likewise.

A man says to himself “Remember me,
remember me,” counting on everyone else
to have heard.