Thursday, May 11, 2023


At this juncture, 
you might wonder
which is better: 

a civilization built 
on blood—

all arches, 
stairs, and 
domino columns;

all rivers of pyruvate, 
angrily spinning 

the tormented wheels 
of metabolic work—

or one that builds 
simple but formidable 

and clean, genial 
ministries out of 
chivalrous words. 

But the best answer 
might depend

on whether you'd prefer 
to be culpable 

(always, of course, 
from behind the veil 
of ignorance)

for the things 
that you say,

the ones 
you cover up.