Built To Last


she gulped her coffee and said,

“I want to be here with you,

but you’re, like, seventh on

my list of priorities today.”

he shrugged, smiled, and said,

“that’s okay. you know

where to find me.”



this morning, I burn incense I bought 

twenty years ago

at a store that no longer exists.

the years pass quickly between devotionals

the gods wait, barely noticing.

some paths are longer than others.