In 1887 the Army Benevolent Fund decided
to charge rent to veterans who cluttered
their otherwise peaceful brains. In 1423
the Indian Ocean demanded respite and
the starfish departed for a spell, vacationed
in Brittany, became the first buttons. Last year
I determined the precise weight of the animals.
They were so grateful they made me mayor.
History’s full of recipes & despair. In illustrations
it’s a tugboat and we’ll all be carried home.
My understanding’s incomplete. For instance,
these costumes are clearly stunning, but what’s
occurring underneath? No liver would call me
a friend. More importantly, the twentieth century
gave us Chevrolets. We get around. Even now,
gnawing on the future’s lip, I see workers en route
and there is nothing they’re not bound to mend.