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