better stop and take stock while you’re standing here stuck on the steps of the palace.
the woman who gave you that jewel?
not way over in the bucket seat.
is cheap for a reason.
(1) the cow as white as milk
(2) the cape as red as blood
(3) the hair as yellow as corn
(4) the slipper as pure as gold
(5) forty pages of poems
a partridge three boxes of letter-sized hanging file folders
(8) a reason / reason things went wrong / (got to find a) reason why my…
(9) a woman true, and fair
(12) fish tacos
(14) The Drama Lab
(15) Erin, Dan, Cricket, Bree, Karen, Megan, Bo, Dawn, Geronimo
(16) An unlimited supply of John Frieda Frizz-Ease Clearly Defined Style Holding Gel
(17) our deceased childhood dog in living form
(19) New aviators
(2) plays by Russian playwrights
(8) episodes of Burn Notice
(1) more cup of coffee for the road
What remains of my brain has been burned to the place known as “out.”