Ted Powers
What it is to Fall into a Person


It is like succumbing to an argument which happens
gradually and at night. It is a partition leaning over
coals, flicking a switchblade in silence so no one notices.
It is floundering between anchor and buoy. It is not that
I hate a reactionary populace so much as I hate their reactions.
I am tickled by what I might have said. What must become of us
is the center of our moments; we must become plebiscites.
We must find the meaning of the word plebiscite, take it to some
common ground for its extraditing and complimentary breakfast.