[for Todd Colby]
I’m building a sled from popsicle sticks
I’m wearing the jacket of the lamb, sliding
into a town near you to do the dance of glory, the Get-
Ready Man as my witness, for now, more than ever,
we all need a witness. In former times, we all of
us gathered in paddocks to witness the power
and the glory of the jive of the dance of perseverance
and rocking out. These days, it’s just me across town
watching you across town in videos online, rocking out.
I’m setting out to leave out of here on the “departure”
portion of my journey. Get ready, man. Stay tuned
in. I may need you as a witness. Pretty soon—
popsicle sticks everywhere.