and may be unbearable

there are never actions
only results
words resulting
from following
traces of potential
meaning
none of it making sense
or mattering
except as you travel
constrain from detour
yet know
you are already
misdirected
misguided by a gesture
an empty plastic water bottle

smoke through
the open window
ink stain
on new briefcase
dried out glue stick
these particulars
like cut outs
of unimportant figures
from fashion magazines

waste
his day and yours
only to find
awakening
out of dreams
that you had not
been dreaming at all
that you had actually
been very empty
from the start
burn your finger
putting out the second cigarette
since coffee