3.1.17 / by Caleb Blansett

dog chasing its own tail

cat and mouse

tit á tat

a game of tetris

in which we're all falling

tripping

in which we're all pieces

slipping

surreal chess board

on which we're all

getting high off the dust of

what used to be

the king and queen

pawn me off on your

most recent memory

a subtle slip

slinky down the stairs

piezoelectric effect of circular

conversations

with obtuse intentions

in this bed we'll lie

dogs until the day we howl

supplications to the subtle slip

broken tetris piece hanging in the sky

the only rib

we'll never chew