where endive is heard to speak

where endive is heard to speak

—You waste your time looking in the mirror.
—You waste your time talking to those people.
—You waste your life sleeping, tying your shoes, trying to wake up.
—You waste your life shitting, chewing, looking at papers.
—You waste your life dreaming, scheming, worrying, scratching yourself.
—Organ pipe cactus watches eternity from the gravel slope.
—Carrot feels the whole universe wheel through ever-expanding night.
—Cottonwood wafts seeds into the wild atmosphere.
—Your friend comes over, his beautiful wife killed the year before in SUV rollover.
—He says he’s doing all right, but he’s all keyed up, he can’t relax.
—Your wife’s friend is over, young Colombian, fresh and dark.
—Your friend is interested, he sits up, gives her his full attention.
—Your wife’s friend is put off, she has enough problems with her boyfriend.
—They will break up again soon for the final time.
—Then you will lose touch with them.
—Humans waste their lives vibrating all this radiation.
—You could be fresh endive, curling green above dark earth.

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