Monday, May 17, 2021


We call it a virtue—
to seek 
new experiences, 

coveting the novel 
like the wife 
of a neighbor.

But never 
is the horrible 
downside considered—

with each moon's
new waxing, 

what's familiar 
grows larger,

less abstract, 

more aggressive-
ly territorial.

Many tryers 
who value 
the use of their fingers,

or tasters their tongues,
would be 
wiser to wane

or at least 
remain stuck
where they were.