Karmic Rip Cord

by Jerry Ratch


For the kid in me who fell

head over heels

all the way down

the stars,

I wonder where you are



Slack is harder to

cut than

you might think,

I have learned.  

And assigning the middle finger its true purpose

keeps me pretty busy.



If you stepped out with a

high-end mouse,

that's your problem.

I can fuckin' dream like everyone.

I can even dream like you.


But I learned after you left

that real love will let you walk on water

to the edge of time.

And I could even dream like you.