Monday, July 25, 2022


Over the course 
of your many, 
many seasons, 

every stray opinion
and each ham-
fisted choice

may grotesquely coalesce 
to the voice 
of pure reason: 

to abandon all your vices 
is plain enough to do—

but cherish not
your virtues, for even they 
constrain you;

to be rid of these, as any 
load, you need only 
pull it home again 

by taking the levelest 
possible road

to the top 
of the highest mountain.