ZERO SUM GAME
The very best stories are always apocryphal
or at least full of lies. Or better yet, two
lies & a truth, all indistinguishable
from little puffy clouds. That white one
over there looks like the shroud of Turin.
Or a b-day cake. Guess who just turned two?:
my pure, unadulterated hatred
of the way everybody says babies are so won-
derful. Love is not really stronger than death,
just more duplicitous. Prettier, too,
but beauty eventually goes the way of youth
& that situation is never win/won.