Road Ahead

Does the caterpillar
going into chrysalis,
that they’ll emerge
as a butterfly?
That they’ll emerge
at all?

How does one make
like that?


Weevilly Hold-outs

The Rolodex is like using
an evergreen for your Christmas
Originally meant to last
a long time. In reality,
thrown out when you don’t
want it anymore.
Basically pretend weevils
got into your Rolodex
and rendered it useless.
Just like your Christmas tree
in January.

Let Me Tell You a Story

He runs through a temple,
dodging spiked walls,
a giant marble rolling to crush
him, poison-tipped arrows
pulled by fierce warriors.
He leaps into his comrade’s plane.
He pulls a python from his seat
and flings it away as the plane
struggles into the air, avoiding
a last volley from the pursuit.

After all that, it is the snake
that bothers him.
That comforts me.