Low Expectations

I condone bad behavior
Thieving shoe prints dust my jeans
Boost tweed sport coat sticky fingers
Into greasy lint lined ventilation ducts

I have settled with defeat
Imagine brown calves backs
Drained into Nikes, Adidas, Pumas
Noses thrust minutes before mine

I agree, with your decision
Lopsided cakes I bake, disintegrate
Under heavy-handed butter cream swoops
Sunken, uncooked centers tempt bacteria

Now I depart, bundle only water and a moment
one small morsel slipped into silk
embroidered pockets, blossom fragment--FINALLY
stand at chasm edge, foreign lands for you
I only knew you then

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