landlord 

     

If

my name were Chrysalis

in the wilderness with a knife,

I’d be the deadliest manchild alive.

Slicing through the land like butter

on a hot day comma

  everything would go my way.

But lo,

  I’m just an American child

living my life through close-headed

fantasies. Fanciful imagery

tactfully distracting me,

Three steps removed from societal reality.

                            -clw

                               7-24-02
copyright: C. Ward 2016

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