What I Know

from by Jacob Miller



Crouched by the side of the picture frame
to see the anamorphic skull that Holbein made
a couple hours in the gallery and you were making jokes
about Degas' mouthful of a name
In the Renaissance wing, we made fun of baby Jesuses,
then stood like statues in front of the Van Goghs.
I've always liked these Impressionists but the impression that I'm getting is
it's better to be seeing them with you.

I don't care what of anything became:
that was one good day, that was one good day.

Leaving in the afternoon, didn't know what to make of it,
seemed like a lot of things could have been in store
sun hanging low over Saint James' Park, getting to know you,
I was learning more.
and I asked you about your favorite memory,
it was so much more than I was hoping.
amazing when you get to know somebody new,
you catch a glimpse of a world starting to open.

I don't think I know a thing about you now,
but that doesn't change a thing about that day,

no, I don't care what of anything became,
that was one good day, that was one good day.


from Changing Signs, released April 21, 2016



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