The words fall from my
mouth but I can’t name
any of them because the
words abuse me and the
words hit me and the 
words are just like you
except bigger and uglier 
and don’t let that fool
you for a minute into
thinking that you’re 
famous because you are
only a punctuation mark
at the end of a sentence.

— Poetry
 — between sand and gravel
 — (Penguin, 2019)