Wife flew to Colorado Springs for her birthday
I was left to be the man of the house, the keeper
of the castle, sultan of the hearth.
First order of business: put TV on in every room;
Fire up all the computers, make a run to Food Lion
in sweat pants and slippers to get stocked up:
Bud Ice, Cheddarwurst, Kraft Cheese, ribeyes,
Intro to burning heavens
gentle isotopes blistering oblongata
dragonflies hit by lightning.
So it was the time alone as a bachelor.
Storming the threshold
marbles smash small walls
gamble on the guillotine
won’t fall on the arrogant finger.