I find this all very emblematic: the way
hospitals enjoy the color white:
put on a hat or the dogs will figure out
your motives and chase you into tall mirrors:
I took a pin and etched a name into the plaster:
Tuesday doesn’t have a complex
like the others: one of the clay mugs broke
in the sink today, leaving a perfect separation
and an inch-long cut on my finger:
galaxies and galaxies and galaxies
and never a shooting star:
wouldn’t it be nice to shrink
to something pocket-sized