Pink Terrycloth

Walmart shorts & secondhand Polo
                                  fray with every tweak.
                 Self-actualization was never an option.
             We speak the tongues of distances now.
                      Not like the guru but like the man
          who sells you lottery tickets
                    already cashed or scratched.
                          This Guinness is blonde & the undergrowth gray.
             Twenty-five years is a lot to learn. Staying in school
                                   is for the birds you won’t see
                       writhing their ways through this window. On a winter’s night
                 we go black out in the grass.