They keep a catalogue of faults
that all relate to me --
greed, judgment, regret, doubt,
San Andreas Fault and
(Writing is more harder than forget,
more caloused than forgive,
more phoenix than fire,
more pillar than pyre.
Writing is watching a rhyme bloom
and not cultivating it
because it's mismatched
with the garden.)
lastly, of course, is averice is
take a breath and exercise my vice.
You do not have to be good --
you must only
let the warm soft soul of your body love what it loves
and fear not the fault lines.