said the aspirin (20220422)

one thing happens
another thing

happens

if
they happen together
repeatedly
relatively closely
in time and space
that is cause and effect

but
correlation does not demand
causation

spooky action at a distance
implies the invisible
indivisible
connection of all things

if
all things are connected though all space and all time
what is the difference between the cause
and the effect

my summer vacation (20160626)

i have sharpened corners
a six-sided box of a man

i don’t breathe anymore
so i can live my life backwards

everything flips
mirror-reversed

my past wriggles like a snake
drawn endlessly from my spine

a magician’s trick of
of unending handkerchiefs

outside a beautiful evening cools
while i think about

school and how far
i have run from learning

a damned
thing