I am not strong but I have built a house because to build a house, you don’t build a house. You plan. I am very good at planning and this is because I am very good at following through. For a very long time, these were my plans:
I have a hard time throwing away holy socks.
Every time I put one on, I think, awe man,
… this ain’t so bad.
When I put one on this morning, my big toe
Was halfway out. A rebel sock making its own holes
a fingerless glove for your foot. Brass knuckled toes
Grape tomatoes, these swollen berries like summer
ornaments, dangle from tethered vine. Their ripeness
judged by how delicately they hold their stem. With fingers
wrapped like cupping a firefly, it should come loose. Pull
too hard and it won't be ready....
Across Moonlight Square the bar of the Joe stood up. Decorated with exotic Hawaiian passages, the bar’s decor described the story of the brawny owner. The drinks were cheap; there were extra beers and dried shrimps. The environment was good and familiar.