My body is powered by internal combustion.
It is a fruity cluster of lust near the office cactus,
especially in that unspectacular moment
it becomes clear, like a snail learning to ignore
instances of sudden pointless touch, how much
not giving a shit takes the wind out of
Scene: this is our moment.
It is a moment
of giantism so casual nobody has noticed. Somebody must be eager to put a bullet into our moment.
This is a perfect moment
to be alone watching a gnat crawling in circles this moment.
is nearly as wonderful as the Bavarian gentians of another’s moment.
This is not a blue moment.
It is, on the contrary, a bottomless moment.
At some point murder is going to become the phenomena swallowing the dislocated whales singing through this moment.
I feel disembodied when I blink. I feel exactly the way I do when pulling a shirt over my head and waiting for the spectacular moment
when my head pops through the neck hole, or when I close my eyes while washing my face or rinsing shampoo suds from what counts as my hair. It feels like something terrible is going to happen, until (and note: sleep, when it falls on me from within, is entirely alright), until I can confirm with my eyes again, with a look approximating the sound of air being squeezed from a puffy pocket on the back of a pet toad.
under everybody has entered the atmosphere of aftermath
under the infected toy rendered the villain speechless
under smoke threading the light of goodness unbinding us
under an ordinary grub infused with mystery
under scales of mercy, scales of mercy, scales of
under mercy, mercy, mercy, mercy, mercy
under the reflected limbs of
Image Credit: Hedgehog Cactus (Echinocereus polyacanthus), Margaret Neilson Armstrong / The Met.