We Are the House That Holds the Table at Which Yes We Will Happily Take a Goddamn Seat
No one can serve two masters
like we can, be future
and what they threatened to forget,
be Richard Pryor Live on Sunset
and be the sunset. Kiss the ground,
burn it to the ground, slay dragon,
speak dragon. Sometimes it feels like
we invented America ourselves.
The difference between worth
and worthless without them
is science: how it feels to not be
able to see a person, and the number
of instances when we believed
we should die. For dinner, watermelon
and a dry white. Gin nightcap,
low moon. How fucking dare we.
The probability of a wave
carrying a pearl in its mouth
is the probability of a lamb
slicing its own white neck
tying its legs to a spit
for someone else’s feast.