Water droplets leak from the god-head
And reimagine the tempo of tears
as ice melting off an old roof.
A puddle amasses
From the clogged drain.
A fleck of lint seeks refuge
in the tubs
Another water bead descends,
Strikes the growing deep and jettisons
Spillage, forcing it airborne. Moisture touches
The lint and
Like roaches escaping the automatic lights
Of a refrigerator.
aspirations relate stimuli accomplishment with sentience synapses map memories an old mind approaches a stoplight and presses the crosswalk icon indicating they’d like to dance on the street yellow strobes pulsate in accordance with a drivers attention span and they acknowledge the command to yield all the while pacing their lives with sequenced errands a have and have not procedure stymied by…
A painter evades oncoming foot traffic,
Shifting left, they catch their toe on sidewalk,
Elevated from a break in the concrete.
They tumble a few steps, topple over
And a brush soiled with yellow paint
Escapes their grasp and is launched
Through the air, landing inches ahead
Of their dormant body.
Obligations refurbished with decency
Taunt the crowd. Beneath and behind
Eyes and flesh, particles recommend
An outcome. Right and wrong begin with dust.