we forget to water the plants our parents
entrusted us with all the petals wither

when we start but the whole time we just fill
our environment with smoke and bubbling water

until the slopes arrive and such is ubiquitous hunger
Cheez-Its and Doritos the salt in the carpet

is saturated and green we better
vacuum or eat all the crumbs

(originally published in Phenomenal Literature, Fall 2020)

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