Stretch


Stretch into oblivion, carpenter ants
treading on you like a bridge. Know
when the chicken brains freeze
in the root cellar below your chin;
make a noise to show you understand.

Dig through your belly button lint
to uncover an ancient tome–often
misused and represented falsely
as a case study in human husbandry.

Read a popular passage that teaches,
“Never eat a stalk of wheat fresh
from the ground, rather make twine
from it and tie together your emotions
before you lose them entirely.”

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