Gum in the Everything of Vortices

Snork
he cried
snork into the sunset
and the children glared at him
oh the children
oh the butchers
lost in the realm of blackberries

I am worth more than that salt
stop comparing me to that salt
you know nothing about that salt
for crying out loud

Not the tall one
not the tall one
shun the tall one
lick the tall one
lick
the end
of the universe

Words are creepy
and full of syllables
as they laugh at you
behind your back

Tomorrow Is

Tomorrow is
not today
and thus means everything
everything
everything

Repeating a word
three times
creates the illusion
of importance
importance
importance

I hope
you have learned
a lesson
lesson
lesson

Ha
ha
ha

Parcel

My love for you
is like a parcel
full of things
that haven’t yet been paid for
and now you’re all worried
because the items in the parcel
aren’t really yours yet
at all

Big Puffy Flower

O
big puffy flower
how fluttery are thy petals
thy petulant petals
ruffled by the wind of metaphor

You mean so much
big puffy flower
yet still
somehow
so little

The dolphin
is here
the flower
caresses the dolphin
and that is all that ever happens