that sentimental day we recite our atrocities a la mode
which rhymed at the time though not in retrospect

 

they say it may never be untied though
will serve as a warning to newcomers
peddling some dewey gospel

 

the car wouldn’t start as we had not
calculated for the variance in the
new gravity and its effect on the ancient
components that likely will take

 

weeks to fabricate but if you’re still with
me we can descend into the canyon
and investigate the rumors
of this miraculous vegetable

 

like drawing a hand with the hand that’s drawing the hand

There’s this river underground

the birds sing of it as though

it were a gem as though a gem

 

we’re something they had interest in

though perhaps my translators

but no don’t let me blame them

 

this river at times packed

with grey slush moving fast

enough that the fish wish they

 

had eyes but here on the lost

real estate development the

philosophers have left

 

with the fabled food trucks

that won’t return