1. I have to stop when I catch myself mentally titling poems about how you and I do not belong together. 2. Doomed like your mother, doomed like your father—don’t think it, don’t think it—loneliness is my birthright, loneliness is my bride. 3. This is a mania, this is a phobia. Tag your neuroses and track them, keep track of them. 4. Remember _, think what happened to _. 5. You speak of your friend like she’s dead. 6. She is dead, though, only wakes up now and then to bury herself. 7. What do you mean? 8. I mean she reaches out with one arm from her shallow grave, and she buries herself. Great fistfuls of dirt. 9. But? 10. But she was not a huntress. 11. And so? 12. And so it got the best of her. 13. Well, you tell me what I ought to see when I self-perceive Would you lie to me? 14. No, you’re a truth-teller, heart-sweller. 15. The Age of Huts, man, I never had it in me. I’m all ravens and bell-jars.