Thursday, August 18, 2022


acrid proof

that the last 
man standing 

is not the most 
genuine, but 

the one 
who spouts a plan 

comes oozing 
(with coaxing) 

like the pale,
sour juice 

from the pulpy insides
of a lopsided lemon: 

the difference 
between it 

and a cool glass 
of lemonade 

is roughly equivalent 
to the difference between 

the very 
best idea 

and the best idea 

who's trapped 
in that moment 

is likely 
to have.