Monday, June 12, 2023


It's true 
enough that 
life is long, but 

life isn't 
half as long 
as desire is.

How long 
can you sit there,
still as a parked car 

watching it thunder 
like a cavalcade 
of freight cars 

that scrolls on 
forever as you 
idle at the crossing?

And after that, 
are there really any 
words you can gasp

that could process 
the experience 
of burning in this fire

as the future you covet
proceeds to
outlast you—that is, 

without also 
not consuming it