Saturday, January 23, 2021


Some who have 
come to this 
convention may insist 

on its elegance, but 
others say 
the universe 

is a pretty dismal
place—the lack of its 
oases, not to mention 

vending machines
is distinct,
there's no way to tell 

which of its poorly maintained 
territories you're 
idling through,

no way to reserve 
your place in line
or avoid all the signs stating

"closed for improvements,"
no views from the middle,
no WiFi signal,

all that debris 
where the
exits should be, 

all the waiting,
all the lost travel days, all 
the wasted space.