Friday, June 24, 2011

8. On Eating Sand

Why must it be
boxes of sand?

I would rather it be
pails or shovel-fuls
or if I was daring
I would sprinkle it up
to the sky
and watch it
rain down
or draw a circle around me
and pretend that I endorse

or even eat it

but I detest these
boxes of sand
because they accomplish nothing
with their

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