life raft fill me up like jupiter. i want to expand to the size of a salvation. the front door opens & in comes my brand new jesus in an amazon box. he's got a posable miracle. i'm eating my ice cream now don't bother me. we have to clutch each joy like a migrating bird. when the sea levels rise this will be a good place to rest. all the beach houses bobbing in the waves like wine glasses. dinner was not notable or new. my fork tuned the sky. i don't have an ear for pitch or for music. i'm envious of people who can sing whatever is in their head. put a harp on the moon already. harvest guitar strings before dinner. a twirled spoon. a folded napkin. my brother is on a paper airplane right now please pray for him. i think pity gets me farther than love. how do i fix water? who is going to sit by the telephone & wait for the next bad news? i will be occupied with hoarding life rafts. on the titanic they didn't have enough. i won't be one of those sea-dissolved statues. i won't sing my clarinet for the end times. apocalypse sound track is all they're playing on the radio anymore. what i wouldn't give for some violin. not a quartet or a bouquet but just a single player. all my life rafts are made of glass. i fill them with breathy poems. read the mary oliver books you gave me directly into the future. planets are all stuffed of wrong mouths. canoe lips. paddle away & pretend you don't recognize me. all my old gloves & utensils float past. i pluck a knife from the water.