doomed to reply
(last long look)
looming from the headlights of a billion billboards
idiot jowls flapping in the wind,
"Kilroy was here"
the signature of all things
leaking from the frayed edges of control.
Johnny tied his puppydog to a tree
and loved it.
He was wrong many times in the eyes of his family
but never in the eyes of the lord.
The tree grew up to heaven,
a perpetual fountain of care.