they don’t make glass like they used to. once
you broke my tibia in the spiderweb. the doctors
saw your legacy in genetic strands of marrow and
asked how is the foundation of home? how to explain
doors made better walls than windows. i could name
all six species of cracking insects before they descended
to buzz lazily at the wets of my eyes. the weltlands
have a protected belt in our backyard. we visit them
from time to time. if i had eight legs the loss of one
wouldn’t matter so much. where do you find the time
to replace the edges of things? i never flinch at the
zapper’s killing hum. my carapace knows its scale.
if only there was a door made of skin as thin
as gauze, if only there was a way to go
~ Palm Reading
Image of doors taking with iphone.
Words written while sitting on the porch.
Time Taken four minutes.
Brain on needing breakfast.