in the theater we were cat-walkers,
not actors or ghosts. the audience had cell phone eyes
& keyboard teeth. we kissed until we were
on the megatron. i didn't know about the cameras
but there is always a camera. sometimes a lover
is a camera & then you end up on the news
for promising too much. often i take a walk
& everyone can hear i'm thinking about different ways
my friends have died. i do not want to be such a downer.
i kill flowers (mostly by accident). the audience
switches to another channel & says, "nothing good anymore."
from the catwalk i sing. the theater is a pie pan. is empty.