something to do with your hands (20220424)

the wood
is not a metaphor for anything
turn it over and check to see
is it straight knotted twisted cupped

the wood is not a metaphor
for anything
it's a building material

staple a red flag
to the longer boards
that poke out of the truck bed
over the tail gate
like a dog peeking
over the edge
at a stop light

the flag is not a metaphor
but is is lost at some point
during the short drive home

/consider going back to find it
since it's plastic
and probably crap for the environment
but swallow the guilt instead/

the wood will be used to build
a bench

the bench is a metaphor
or a simile
or a bench