Tagged: handbook

it is stated in countless

it is stated in countless
handbooks and hazard
identification trainings
that whenever a dust
layer of as little as one-
thirty-second of an
inch accumulates,
immediate cleaning is
warranted to prevent
combustion. i had often
thought that somehow, this
pain would be
useful, drawing close
each layer like a
comforter, a coat,
an armor, a potential,
not knowing enough
about chemistry
and vents
and letting go

question the handbook –

question the handbook –
just because someone tells you
that you are programmed

for mac ‘n’ cheese doesn’t mean
it should taste any better

the handbook to

the handbook to
you contains
a page of
passion and
twelve about
the pressures to
succumb –
you’ve already
placed it in
my hands
a hundred times