You want things to be around
(maybe not in 3. something million years
when the Milky Way collides with some other gaseous body,
but for a while at least, where time makes sense.
Does my desire for this render me an outcast?
or just a not-so-ideal specimen of
20/10 ‘two strawberries in Pewsey on
October the 11th 1906’
a jar of Kentish mustard
scuds of rain
a collapsed umbrella