After a period of isolation
I became a carpet cleaner
it was necessary to move forward
I held the tip of my tongue
between thumb and forefinger
I fished it out of the garbage
he took down yesterday
nothing I say being that bad
these solvents taste good
I should soften it with a hammer
so it's lovely enough for you
during which i made myself upset
there are insects in this carpet
in other words it is a harbor
in other words loving enough
to be said.
Context is anything
A filthy harbor.
A concerned and anxious newscaster
lit himself on fire on television tonight
the episode performed well
and his slump continued.
We hear a house finch
He tells me that the air is mostly nitrogen
The air is mostly something
The air is mostly phosphorescent
I hang all over him as he puts on his sock
And suddenly he goes ahh and makes this godawful sound
and tries to get away from me
He thought there was a carapace in his sock
Like a beetle? Like a cockroach
He said carapace though
I had never in 20 years heard this sound!
What did you think the air was?
Around you, mostly.