Invasive in the least, a desired reckoning
transgendered allowance scalds my thighs
confusing the enemy, a silver matrimony
sinks suitors before they even arrive.
Complicated delights undo the best of us,
explanations sing over alcoholic joy
early morning questions call it a night
following necessities of reputation, adhered.
Each one is better than the last.
Whittling the pencil down to the stump
scouting for erasers, inexpensive
at most, on the mercy of the giver.
Periodic bollards did work, once.
Punctuating railings for our own safety.
The white decrepit house miraculously stays
come heaven or high tide, a desired building.
Elephant in the lobby. Limestone plinths
remain, among hanging baskets, decorous.
Sweeping awards where none was intended,
resting on the street among the skater boys.
Deep as humans can be, I concede defeat.
Writing out of existence, boredom, stalled,
paid to fight the presence of indifference,