We needed water & frozen water
for the party. I chose you to two-step
with but the downstairs chandelier
stayed still, its prisms prim.
Consider this: if sunfish
& ducks compete for the same bit
of bread, at any moment their mouths
might meet. That’s how my mother
explained the Other, told me to hedge
my bets, furl wish-scrolls into
the topiary. Still I had questions
about Life & the Afterlife. You
looked in through the screendoor.
I sat next to my ex.