Monday, December 17, 2018

Six Feet


Sitting in a supermarket of illness, 
A waystation of fading men benched with honor.
Alone with asymmetrical despair,
As a spider darkening a white wall.
What to read about?
Kierkegaard or Earthworm Jim on the Sega Genesis?
Gazing at Google…
A meaningless search field punctuated by forgotten frivolities.

Unwittingly hunched over for 29 years,
My back straightens with the metallic marker at long last.
Taller than I thought, but perhaps sicker than I know.
Flesh, wretched even to my own vision, is clinically massaged by a gloved hand.
“Well, you’re probably fine.”
“Get out.”

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