April • Catherine Krause

The next day is always hard,
remembering chocolate pie
and the poem's meaning,
trying not to lose your gifts:

a birthday suit extension,
a new morning gown,
a top-heavy woman's top,
lukewarm coffee,
cut your hand shaving.

The computer is a tool
bred out from the earth
for higher purposes than
using the desire to lose.


Catherine B. Krause is a poet, occasional 
publisher of literary journals and vegan 
Esperanto-speaking Linux user.