Monday, January 29, 2024


These conversations never go 
as smooth as 
you would hope. 

But then: even the water 
that flows 
from the tap, 

at some scale (you
must admit), is 
full of gaps—so

the same must hold true
for the very air 
you exhale—

to say nothing
of those quips, 
which initially set sail

with such zeal
on each rocky 
and pockmarked gale 

(each one assuming 
a placid landing,
and each intended 

to sound juicy 
as a ripe fruit), but which 
rather quickly 

find themselves 
and full of pits.