Thursday, February 11, 2021


Most of the time, I 
find myself 
slipping away 

from what I'd 
begun to say;

the sentence
has become a 
party favor,

a small fortune teller 
crafted from paper,

a delicate construction 
dredged from the 
pocket of my pants

now flitting 
now unfolding
and flattening 

as the entertainment 
and suspense finally 

to the crescendo 
of one 

of several 
pre-selected points.