it’s not like we’ll be here foreverwe must give thanks
for the blistersthanks for
the tarps we hide underfor the shame
of being human
-like everyone elseage teaches us
tears aren’t empty
——without substanceteaches us to walk webs
we didn’t spin



i want to carry you
into the heave of night

carry you
-waxed and crumbling
into the black lonely eyes remember

we will fight
as stone fights wind
and water



i want you
boxed and taped

just taped

lying in the husks