(the universe slows since day one)
No compassion enough to include
what are familiar details contained
unsatisfactorily (object irrelevancy),
for those who possess more
than they can love or hold
dear recognize the preface.
Bent knees and supine bodies
ground blot out the sky.
Bothered alive, not yet dawn,
energized eyes see warm
drinks (warmed) coat bones
and the throats driven into coral
with regional design traffic lines
at the cabin’s chosen rooms,
memory eaten with ease.
O to be on drugs
all the time
a little bit.
The wall mirror from the wall,
the Bank of America credit card,
spherical lumps of Wonder bread
tasting like chewed pill medication,
calm and tenderness surrounding
plaid curtains –– interesting –– O stupid glory
in young minds tripping down downslope
runoff giddy up down the path to town
flashing naïf expressions of clear, contained spirituality,
that prescient sluice.