Trina lights her cigarette as if to punctuate
an important point.
“How is it you and I are never connected?” Trina
says to GI Joe.
“You lack the perfect plug.” he replies.
And it may be true.
These things sometimes happen:
a morning-glory never opens
a dead bee stings the sole of your foot
a giant willow tree used as whips,
a land of tall thin shadows
Illegal cries in the dark
Trina forces her nightmares on
She grabs them by the balls.
(c) Rob Goldstein 1986