Invitation to a Threat
Marriage, our problem solving
system, transforms stale breath, stuffed
blue recycling bags, soap slivers,
and internet porn into stale bags
of internet soap, stuffed blue breath,
and recycling porn. Look
at those split wet candy wrappers.
If the problem solving system
recognizes danger, it asks,
Will you act like your mother or father?
Will you smoke cigars for breakfast,
fuck your secretary, buy ten
new pairs of shoes and redecorate the living
room again, unzip that other man’s pants
while admiring your manicure?
The problem solving system
can make you wear a toupee, hostage
your children or dog, stuff
your secretary slivers into a stale
bag of porn breath, smoke the unzipped
living room of admiration, manicure
your secretary danger, dog your hostages,
and children your mother and father
into a pair of blue candy cigars,
your ten new toupees redecorating
the breakfast soap or fucking
the internet dog in another man’s pants.
The problem solving system problems
your system solving till you recycle smoke,
till you breakfast on secretary, porn a toupee,
candy a split — till you’re unzipped
by death, that wet wrapper.about the author