begin with a blur

begin with a blur
a blog a glob
(lost spoon sputters)
continue to exercise
syllabifications
bifurcations
bass bang boom
marching along
fruited highways
(feet fettered
with forks)
high strung lines
change chase choke
you and all
(extra knives clang)
teeter totter
tortured on
the steely edge
of our relation

a gift

when I visited Tell City for Christmas
my grandfather gave me some
money
so I could buy myself
something to open

I bought myself some shampoo
and an alarm clock and
opened them
in a festive circle
of elderly sitting on chairs