Plastic Permanence

The pyramids were made to remind people of a ruler But now something lasts longer and can fit in a cooler. Plastic is like a shapeshifting ooze. An eternally flexible yet strong fuse That is slowly burning to our explosive end. Pennies to make, Fortunes to break. Made of the remnants of before With a […]


Why do we take pictures? The ability to endlessly preserve is one of many modern fixtures. If we like a dish, we order another. Impossible to do with the birth of a brother. Capturing fireflies in a glass, Eventually they burn out and pass. Wedding cake in a freezer, Forever able to eat at one’s […]


I look at the clock The red hand ticks, shifting its weight onto the next number Shifting its promise and memories on and on A clock tells time I believe it tells time from its perspective Every clock is different Every clock has a different view of things These numbers are what give us our […]