can you smell rain or snakes or cancer?
can you see russia from alaska?
could you hear music as it’s playing on the moon?
could you see mars last night or tuesday
or taste spinach in a smoothie?
should you feel guilty killing zombies?
would you feel
in the head?
oh: you. should you now be inclined to censure,
you who touch your chest on bench press,
you who hear from your ex-boyfriend everyday
(that’s a lot)
i suggest that you drink heavily
i suggest that you tread lightly
i suggest you let a praying mantis pray.