to really put it up there,
and I always look at the top spine, checking how
far I am into it.
“What’s the rush?”
“Life is short.”
There’s too much to consume, and maybe this is
what people are talking about when they say
Let’s cut us in half, there are
We are all artists in a square frame
of no space,
just rectangle sources of life
I’m thinking of it now,
and when I look at the moon.
He says I won’t care when I’m thirty.
That’s at least what he heard from the
lead singer of AJJ.
What won’t I care about?
But by then, there will be more
grown-up babies, more art,
more to consume.
And I’ll still be stuck
changing the litter box.