One tender toe-dipped day becomes
A number in a row. I browse
The systematic sea of roles,
My aim to fish for those

That will with magicness transport
My captivated body out.
The task prolongs like dental whirrs.
And then there’s porn, of course.

All standard stuff. But goodness knows
What gremlin marks the record shows.
My final option is to face
The military and dance.

April 7 2021