“Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.” –Thoreau

01 November 2009

Old(er).







THE FISH TANK IS REALLY LOUD, SO I THINK INCESSENTLY ABOUT FISH



fish tank bubbles over-
loud
cat keeps punching me in
the stomach
and I can hear the rabbit
throw toys at the
bars
I think she wants out

I think I need a drink
I think I need a break

I think I need a gun
to shoot
the fish tank

glass explosion
in every direction like

depression shrapnel

and fish-water


maybe I need to take
a walk

but then I might get mugged
and neither the fish
nor I
deserve to die


keep looking at the ceiling and thinking
this is what ants think like

and that feels sort of good
to be small again
and thinking


but

in the end
my feet are still cold

and the fish bubble on and on
and on
and
you know

it’s hard to sleep on
the couch

when I miss you

and someone’s
fucking
in the bedroom