The ceiling must contemplate spheres
orbiting my commotion.
Colleagues and I improvise
Patrons adjudicate; feed me
currencies I earn. Their appetite
for deliverance, I serve.
Yet performance doesn’t appease
past authority. Find something real.
As if what I balance were intangible.
Others say: find someone nice.
But I lack credentials to satisfy.
Sure, I save for building—but can’t buy
guys I deign to like.
Once, after unmasking, I exited
to moonlight in front; someone behind—
heard footsteps accelerate
in pursuit of my tips. His pacing dropped,
but I never stopped a life
of interminable racing—
when I’m not waiting.
Copyright © by Kevan Copeland