beyond a certain point in life who is not
hitching a ride with the reaper? he who
a 40 something guy grasped by dirtyfingers
right off of the rink the perfect all Canadian
a witness later said to me: better to go down
that way than on the toilet he really said this
but then his dreams are filled with shitcreeks +paddles
makes sense ’cause he’s a voyageur bravely
paddling the river of no return everysingleday
don’t worry too much
about your paddling skills
..the river lies in a grail of quietude..dead waste +condoms
+fruitrinds ..that rear from the fecal mire..dear friend the reap
is not to be dwelt upon..for it is by suchwise that he is invited in..
(Cormac McCarthy Suttree 1979)
Winter 2022 ..survival of the fittest eh..