Wednesday, March 9, 2022


Who's to say, truly,
what you should 
or shouldn't do? 

Wait just a minute;
before you give your answer, 

stand up and fashion 
a small cup
from your words—

then brew 
a little bit 
of hot coffee up 

and pour it straight in there, 
with all the rough certitude 

of an omniscient, 
omnibenevolent narrator, 

taking careful notice
of what happens 
to your shoes.

Now: tell 
your audience—
who makes the rules?