Peering beneath the carpet and discoursing about the crumbs
instead of the lovely floral patterns everyone else admires.
I only meant to nibble but the hook set in deep and now
me and Tom Joad
we are always around in the dark.
And no matter how aged,
how deep the shade that swirls in that neglected bottle,
the ink is always fighting to be heard…
*photo by austin gartman*