Mike Wall

Quiet Interior

lacking courage to navigate
grocery parking lot
brussels sprouts in timid
mouths Tuesday communion
daily planner full
despot errand days
eternal Excel document
etches left on toaster
a cry for escape
or for excavations
sitting in weather
awaiting drunkenness
and carriage rides
through the museum
of finishing school
trophy cases
holding cold coffee
of vanished compatriot
lost on a bus
a birth place
on fire

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