Tuesday, May 11, 2021


We know it
in our bones when 
something's amiss—

except when those 
five alarms ring
from within. In that case, 

there's no preordained place
from which to receive 
the emergency.

Though we might drip 
with urgency, our ducts 
remain dry; it's as if 

we've tried fighting this 
house fire
from inside.