Things at Sunset


Things getting smaller at sunset—
                                                                                                                      But what are things?
It always happens that way.
                                                                           Things are objects that don’t have names.


My face is dripping
                                                                                                                                 Things are real.
It’s a sad time.
                                                                                                                   Life is real, sometimes.
This time.
                                                                                                      It’s enough to make you cry.
                                                                                                                          And smash things.
But why?
                                                                                                       To have pieces to pick up . . .
                                                                                                       Oh, any number of reasons.
You go haywire.
                                                                                        Nothing matters when you’re mad.
At things.
                                                                                                                                            At sunset.


Previously unpublished.