Cool Side of the Pillow
Have you ever heard the sound of a screen door
closing old-timer slow?—Inching madness to the edge
of its seat?— Think of shoes on the wrong feet.
And how fingernails scratch the chalkboard
to test your impulses. When the dog shits
in the house, and the house isn’t yours.
Lost keys. Bad haircut. Bad ink. Bad poem.
Broken tooth. Ulcer. Speeding ticket.
Bad job. Foreclosure. Your ovaries tied.
Boyfriend sexting someone else.
Your kid hates you. Your dying friend has
no insurance policy. You’re addicted to soap.
Boss screaming down your throat.
You burnt the turkey. Is it worth mentioning,
that moss has no roots?— We know something
has been tampered with, when the seal
is broken. Only one thing to do, don’t surrender,
turn over your armor, dream a little dream.