Saturday, September 22, 2012

If Another

if i had a hamburger
for every fingernail lost at sea
i would be codfish
if i were a     tin     can
of marmalade
fewer bandages would get lost in the tundra
all of this
is true somewhere
     so soothe yourself
     moisten the tiles on your roof
     the shingles over your eyes
     cry upside-down
     laugh     to the fish
     tell them mountain-climbing jokes

from Purgatorial (2004)

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