I couldn’t turn down the idea of cereal with aliens
except maybe to drink something more substantial
like all the oil fields of the Los Angeles Basin. Yes
pulling a man out of his car and repeatedly punching
him in the head is a routine traffic stop. It’s not easy.
Lay me down on the frozen ground. Perhaps your
eyes have swaggered and shimmied and already
begun to see the feather-like petals of ice shelf soften.
Men in leather Christian Motorcyclists Association
jackets stand next to the George Washington I drew
pictures of in second grade who might have mustard
gassed the Redcoats and Hessians and whoever else.
There is nothing left in the landfill, please go away.