by thiiiiiiiiiiis much

measurements are arbitrary
man-made constructs
eventually agreed upon
one cup of rice
three hours from now
thirty-two inch waist
and so on
and so on
anyway
today i fell in love
wait pause i fell
more in love with you
by approximately
twelve perfect back scratches
eight hugs from a daughter
1.5 whiffs of perfume and sunlight
and one really weird encounter at target when that older woman thrust herself between us and then clamped an iron grip on my right arm and made us pose for a picture

that was weird a little bit
anyway
i love you.

you're amazing.

– joel

in da kitchen in my bwain

me am sleepy

go to sleep then

but me am no tired

what

i don’t know look it’s taken me twenty minutes to make this pbj and another seven to take one bite

what on earth does that have to do with being sleepy but not tired and why were you talking like that at first

*shrugs while chewing the second bite*

sure was a hot one today

why are you doing small talk

i dunno you were chewing and you started this conversation. i was ill-prepared to fill the void.

that’s what he said

k gnight

‘ok i need milk, a patio set, and a soul mate.’

what i thought i know about love
=
the entire inventory of a department superstore
from the highest of end merchandise to
open and retaped and returned packages
cluttered beneath the customer service desk.

what i know about love
=
a trip through the 10 items or fewer lane
with room to spare