Look Up!

(I think it began with me looking at my feet)

Shuffle into the labyrinth, size ten feet with crooked big toes;

(stay in your lines, count-check-count-check-count-check)

square-lined linoleum, occasional course corrections into walls-

I think maybe i left my mind in the corners-

with the snickering dust-bunnies and saltine crumbs?

(Dang it, lost count- begin again, by fours, count-check-count-check and hop!)

Inadequate Words

Letters fall,

snowflake and sound;

I gather, they slip

onto clay ground;

try to gather them up

then they melt,

now substance and pearl

can’t be found.