Wednesday, December 21, 2022


Have you ever noticed how 
that confidence 
which is wrought 

by our greed 
for sanguineness

and our future-expectation 
to live out
our aspirations 

is so alluring 
and diffuse 

as to be 
downright useless? 

How did we ever become 
so obsessed 

with scanning the distance 
through short lengths 
of pipe 

for some rose-colored bright side 
faint horizons might suggest

that we lost all sight 
of the much more 
pressing mess 

into which had so absent-
mindedly stepped 

and are up to our shins in 
right here 
in the present?