something red (20170703)

i am a brick
or
i am made of bricks

one is reductive
the other an amalgam

both are red and brittle
and you can draw on the sidewalk
with a bit of it
clutched in your fist
hanging of the the bottom
of your hand
like a turd
that won’t drop

they say the jews
made bricks in egypt
and built the pyramids
even though that’s
probably not the case
but who knows

i have a time machine
in my head
but it’s faulty
no matter
how i try to travel to the future
the damned thing always pulls up
to a new york apartment
i don’t know and wasn’t
expecting

a doorman opens the door
his coat is red
the color of bricks