Monday, May 10, 2021


Why the big to-do 
around putting 
your foot down?

However tenacious you 
make yourself 
out to be, 

you know that
soon you will have to
unstick that boot 

and move it 
to some other 
discrepant position 

(which, by the 
way, is also quite 

If you're not 
being careful,
you might even slip

and come loose 
from this capricious 
planet entirely.

So what's with 
the show we 
pretend to intuit 

around these alleged-
ly permanent
displays of our firmness?

When in truth 
we all know from
way back 

in grammar school how
nothing stays put 
without roots.