Friday, January 20, 2023


In the beginning 
were the words, 

and the words were—
because I say so.

Since then, the gossip 
has only gotten

here on Earth, and
the discourse 

has taken a turn

the interrogative.


Who here 
doesn't want to 
live forever, 

cross-examine the essence 
of nebulae, 

ride upon
your anger 

in the solar wind 
of deep 


As usual, the question, 
as worded, 

makes the whole thing sound 
sordid and crude. 

And the answer 
has not been to affirm, 
or to defer;

it's really, 
all along, just been 
a question 

of your attitude.