As whatever, like: a grasshopper woke up
After being stepped on as Mixed Martial Artist,
Ha-ha, right? Or a sea breeze passed away
Into a super quiet beach property?
Or “or,” the word, felt its face, screamed “F”
and or was a for. Totally malleable.
For we became saviors-- picture this--
After being zombies, for ef’s sake.
Robert Thompson teaches English at Touro College. He, his wife, and teenage son live in Brooklyn next door to Joe Elliot, the poet. His collection, City of Water (2008), was published by Ahadada Books and a chapbook, A Pear Tree's Winter by Intuflo/Groundwater Press.