Basic Principles of Physical Space

by Jerry Ratch

a body lost in thought 

stays hopelessly lost in thought 

for as long as the latte lasts 

and the coffee shop stays open 

and the moms don't gather with their baby carriages 

and the bums don't bum overly much 

and the trust funders don't lose too much 

in the stock market 

and the bikers don't over-rev their motors 

and the other writers don't start quoting their own poems