Beggar’s Choice

“You’re
in
trouble;
let me help,”
said the snake to me.
“Let me coil about you and pull
you free from the mire.”
Either way,
death by
a
squeeze.

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Struggle

I cannot bring water from my home
(in excess of 3.4 ounces)
to join with water from my destination
in symbol and in deed.
The circle has been broken.

R-value

In winter, I set my glass of water on the windowsill
so that the invading chill keeps it pleasantly cool.
Similarly
I call you to talk about difficult things
so that, by the time we’ve hung up,
I no longer care
about anything.