They Were There All Along"
Beware of how certain foods of a
Mixed and Uncertain Directionality
can turn your sense of self inside out,
And cause all your possessions
to elude you . . .
Eat scramble eggs
two days in a row
and watch your keys
hide in your pocket,
morphing the space between
your legs and pants
into a No-Man's Land
of embarrassment and panic.
They were there all along . . .
Dine on Greek salad
with the same person three times
and behold how your travel destination —
well-worn in your car's memory —
will simply vanish,
as it has now been flanked by
several police vehicles
in search of
Something Useful to Do.
It was there all along . . .
Feast on gazpacho
in a foreign country
and risk losing your personal sense of navigation —
the glasses that you are desperately seeking
are resting comfortably on your nose,
and know how to distinguish
mere ungroundedness from
They have been there all along . . .
in the company of distant relatives
and watch your memory begin to dissolve,
as you swear that you have no fruit
in your refrigerator,
only to find a bag of fruit that you
rarely buy and have no
energetic relationship with,
laughing at you this very moment.
You were born with All-Seeing Knowingness . . .
But BEWARE of