Tuesday, January 7, 2020


Slowly and carefully
year by year

I've set up
the perfect perimeter

refined the edges
groomed the green deputies
built and maintained all the equipment

mirror shades
teeth clamping
down on a toothpick

any minute

I'll catch the man

I'm afraid of

(a look-alike
fiendishly clever)

talking funny
acting off or

getting everything wrong.