10.09

If there’s anything to say about this one, it failed.

it’s not something you put on
a crisp white shirt
against the bones of that
straight back chair

it’s not a silent room’s
door into darkness
nothing you can switch off
like a light

a squealing
spine-smashed
chipmunk
popping off the asphalt
is what you get

for all you know
chair
bulb
is screaming

Apr 2016