Another Day

So suddenly I am

situated alone in this


I fidget for God’s sake

but don’t expect any live action

so I drag a big toe nail

back and forth along the tile,

for lack of anything better.

I shovel my sunny-side up egg

into my mouth

and watch the cable clock

tick two, three, four…

so I call up a friend but

she’s searching for an eyebrow

pencil belly down in the bathroom

“If anyone took it, I’ll chop him

like a Redwood” she says,

and hurls in laughter.

I suggest to her that

we rob a bank,

or maybe even hijack

a plane…I can hear her

smile, “Come on, we’ll go

get a facial”, she says.

I bury my head in my arms

and cry

for lack of anything better.


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