From Generous With the Details, 2017.
I Say No, I Turn It Down
When I went to the doctor about my hearing he said
I would just have to live with it.
I don’t want to.
He shrugged. Impasse.
We have reached an impasse.
the two S’s in the middle of the word
They act out
they stand right up against each other
daring each other to step out of order, to push.
I want to be the S that pushes,
not the one that goes head over heels
cartwheeling. I don’t want to
just live with