Creating the world


If you are angry congratulations

on a never-ending source
of wonder

if you are shocked to find yourself

just another spawn
of touch

frail and partial

to the desperate gamble
of good deeds

know that not every evil creature wears a tail

but when the tail
goes up

wasps flee the muddy hole

useless hell where the wicked thrive
and the sun

swells salmon

colossal porker galloping the sky
clean of motion

ball in a freshly oiled socket

Sara Wainscott is the author of Insecurity System (Persea, 2020). She lives outside Chicago. www.sarawainscott.com.