we parse the difference between
jealousy and envy
& carry curved sticks
Unlike water we wander beyond banks.
The damaged world seeps,
corrodes battery terminals,
collects cans far below in benthic canyons
& as meanings go, was never meant for this
salvation through guilt. If it can burn, it has been burning:
this is the nature of fuel, which is only ever one thing
until it breaks
into heat, into light.