trouble

was my middle
name. i used to think you oughta

stir shit up. now i know

anarchy is over
rated

revolution will
occur naturally now and
then

do not provocate

just because you see a change

before it comes

be the change. educate

peace is a precious
metal

-K

stretched so hard i touched memory

the visions were transverse

mixing with memories until

they were infused

came from some old scratch on

some old disc in my fourteenth vertebra

top of the column down

probably got it playing frisbee

circa 1992

a tree pushed a root up and tripped me

in an old growth forest i

had broken up with my third

best friend

forever wasn’t as long as

i imagined

test flick gnash

i was going about my day with

the best intentions the

squirrels started to chatter told me

all kinds of things none of which were true

gnawing on acorns leaving shells

scattered around my mind

 

i was gonna have to sweep and mop

convinced i was no good

the world a terrible place

 

i found a nice tree to sit under

for a spell i

lay my head back butterflied my arms out

closed my eyes

prayed for several days. the squirrels

they finally jumped

out from the crown

clung to the tree testing

their little claws flicking

their puffy tails

gnashing their teeth they

took off chasing into the high branches

 

when i finally stood

my thoughts were peaceful

friendly. you

gotta make the most of what

you got

 

i gnashed my teeth

and tested back