house rule

By Ellior Maskowitz


You cannot and may not possess another person.

(There is simply too much universe to incorporate into your own)

When I orbit you, it’s like a shark in water, 

Or the little dipper ripping at the holes in the sky,

To fish you out,

For my own shelf of porcelain, and have you

Appraised.

Selfish shelves that thirst for dust, accumulate wanting.