Not To Be

Go on and, before noon,

help me deflate my welcome.

For what unfolds will evince soon

what I am and care to become.


Pastel backgrounds make

excusable all disorderly splatter.

And what clean priority showers take

over all residual matter.


But you, a glittering gutter gem:

unplug the drain, go down with them.


2 comments on “Not To Be

  1. Trent Lewin says:

    I instantly got an image of some scholarly plumber snapping on some pretentious bastard whose drain he’s come to fix. I can’t help but like this poem.

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