“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

26 July 2009

Revised.

STOPPAGE
(I think that means it’s over)

not even my dirt
lives here anymore.

it moved out in
puffs of smoke or
marshmallow powder,

have you noticed how
frail
dust tastes?

it slips down my throat

shivering like some
old things do when
it isn’t cold

and I think
even memory
of me must be
dirty.

and you’ve beaten it out-
my dust-

which seems
merciless
to me

and if I drag my finger on
any surface it just
stays

clean.