What is the point of you?
Not a matter to be
disseminated, but stranged.

The absolute directive.
Only a bus stop. Catch
as catch can, or all fall down.

You’d like this book, it’s got
your name written all over it.
Recommended reading list.

Listen. That’s not what I would
have chosen, if I were you.
There must be some other way

to settle this argument.
I’ve got my eye on the latest,
on the pulse. Don’t dissuade me.

Cheer up, there’s only a few
weeks to go. Can you imagine
how long it’s going to take me

to get through all of this.
Every time I finish something
it goes on the floor. No

two ways about it. So there.

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher