Driving Cross Country

you asked me to move in
or lose you Ben
Franklin is credited with
the early bird gets the worm
and also electricity
which became
the computer
I have a tic
wherein I set a clock
back twenty minutes
to make myself early

keep imagining
the string
and the storm
the kite so vivid and red
corporeal and endless

 

(originally published in Epigraph Magazine, Winter 2018)