The wet moon carried
its long rope to the corner store
& listed us back off one to the one
to the one.
What to list while I wait for the hidden track?
That it was each ruse in turn?
Just a constraint with nothing at stake
but a little dactylic music?
Motherfucker, don’t tell me.
It’s committee thought
on the scale of the committee.
Just break the stranger’s path to
a drop-pit covered in branch.