When the Getting was Good


Fifth Estate # 377, March 2008

You are like a boulder

and I was trapped under you

I am like that kid

who went climbing,

like that kid who was smashed

between you

and a hard place

who had to cut off his own arm

just to get away

from you.

There is a sea anemone

that can reverse the flow of its own heart.

Can you imagine?

In fact, it has to do that in order to survive.

That means even if it wanted to

keep on loving you

it couldn’t.


it would die.