If you or anyone else you knew were this wasted,
you’d know it.
I’ve lost a jacket at least once every year of my life.

Today the sun was too bright without glasses.
Too wind
to read books outside. Therefore I went

inside, and I don’t regret my decision.
Mere location,
loosed upon the world. No holding back I swear.

A penny in the street is only worth turning
for the head.
Otherwise bad luck. Better a leaf on your nose.

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher