April 25th, 2017

April 25th, 2017

I walk around with a bug zapper
and a dreamcatcher
strapped to my back at all times
as if I was the human incarnation
of a drowsy
midsummer
porch.

The dreamcatcher’s use is pretty obvious.
It catches daydreams before they can flit away,
decompose in between grasping fingers
too thick and unwieldly to hold smoke.

The luminous,
droning
bug zapper is less obvious.
I wear that strapped to my back because

thoughts that care only for a shiny neon light
are not the ones I want to keep around.

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