The blood blister
under my skin
just shy of my right
pointer knuckle
is gone
I don’t understand
I noticed it when I was fourteen
It had already been there
a while and I just wondered
if it was an eternal bloodstain
Now it’s gone
I’m worried about where
it may show up next
Did it transfer to someone
else or am I about to experience
a terrible bloody accident?
Am I about to become Luke?
Not the cool-hand one, I mean
Luke of the light saber and cloak

I’m worried.


More than I can bear

What if when the guys came
to pump the septic in the backyard
they were bears?
Black bears, very polite.
And then brown bears
came to collect the garbage.
Semi drivers are grizzlies–
don’t mess with them.