Same Trailer, Different Park

by Jerry Ratch

The man who was fired from a thousand jobs 

a girl named Calorie 

flashes of self-image 

in shallow waters 

I had no idea what it meant 

but now I see it all adds up 

It's like a self-portrait by Vincent van Gopher 

It's a mole on the forehead of the sky 

It's an epiphany of the young 

Same trailer, different park 

Suddenly everything is delaminating 

People are popping right off 

the surface of humanity 

I am coming loose from my previous lives 

There are over 200 religions in the world 

not one true believer 

and I feel like a sacrilegious goose