2218: Magnets or Mercury

We’ll re-construct stories to
cope with awful stuff [ways
to adjust awful lives] – we’ll

shift our margins & indents
to reshape liner notes [as if

a magnet pivoted off north
& other fixed attractions – I
had a compass – implanted

in my heel – marketing had
a slice of her housekeeping

to pay for new shoes – True
north pulled me further on
in my youth] – That axis we

relied upon has inverted to
spill mercury as orbs on all

my notebooks – My lines of
verse are rolled over – I will
scatter my every-recording

‘cross ageing floorboards &
cast slippery traps – of balls

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