call me call
my faculties duressed I polish cone-
en trance thomas tankcapital
my dear indubitably do ex
lists hard tack sticky taped dementia to
bathroom walls. two
things. hardscrabble orphan hair red
bricks and two-
toned shoes. hava, magnificence.
cart that cartel-bound cartilage out of me.
stand me on top of my wagon. swing my hips over your head like a shirt.
swallow me swallowtail. fly me to the moon.
make it sing, cowgirl. big thumbs knotted
knees deep in wastewater we mine
the filliage mark this mucksucker: there's gold in this here yet.
karmic gratification exists in the simplification
of your life. yesterday i was a goldfish. today you will be a sooted crow. tomorrow she'll be a badger and none of this will matter, so cry before you sleep. too,
young friend, you'll never be alone again.
carry on, carry on, courage that you keep.