Piece of Cake

by Alan Bernheimer

Alan Bernheimer

Mouse traps and ping pong balls
minus contravention of nemesis

For that matter
lint used to be your clothes

and any longevity
won’t come from how to know

the answer to everything
with the defects of its qualities

I hate to tell you this but
beware the sweetness of things

or epitaph time will strike
you right between the eyes

like seven more Rockettes
fluorescent with ambition

Everyone’s childhood
is a psychological martini

with the qualities of its defects
running out into the sand

The Spoonlight Institute

Last updated December 24, 2022