The Air Is Quite Blue

The Air Is Quite Blue

by aiP / c.1996 (rev. 2017)

there’s a FLY in my tooth
at closer inspection
a NOOSE for a toothache
you are my sweet tooth

there are plenty of fish IN-land
trying to swim IN-land
but NOTHING o u t - l a n d i s h
ever gets IN

we NET it with filters and meshes and wires
Put it back in the stream

so Make Welcome old war-heads
home from the frontline
WIRE'd to their toilets
and to my black book

ALARM CLOCKs for shoulders
and the choice of a thousand
new choices to choose

and we all get to keep
the state that we're in
asleep in our slumber
the air is quite blue