everything that rises
must be punched down
romance draws this kind of reaction.
so do stray animals procreating
in alleyways, yowlingly.
everything that catches by surprise
must be hog-tied and loaded
into a van:
abnormally tall or short people (for example),
whimsical mother-in-laws, or a sudden longing.
are the enemies of order
and deserve a long drive
off a short pier
on a night with no moon.
everyone knows this.