Big Enough to Step Inside

Soft Skillz

I search “socialism vs. communism”
find, yes indeed, they are saltine

crackers, insisting on intuitive knowledge
suddenly aware of feelings

“Sorry,” you click computer game
So I pull my heels towards my back

Spine goes slack, ah
Magnets fall apart

I wash my face of this coupling, this
knowledge and assumption

in bed. Immanuel Kant loves Google
I bet. You slide in beside me, poor sitting

duck, ask me “what?” I chafe
you up good, answer violence, half

an apple. I identify as devil Tuesdays
my emotional intelligence, starlit

self-hate. Oh, too bad. It really is
so sad. To be gas lit by your own back pages

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