I am casting
memory’s net wide to reveal it, but I once saw
and a near tumble to the sidewalk
like a cartoonish banana victim. No banana
nor cartoon involved. Open this brochure, awaiting you in a destination most exotic – join me in awe, horror, and, most of all, wonder:
smooth-soled dress shoes,
the timing of limestone + coincidence + humidity,
mathematical inevitability raised to the power of everyday assholery,
and the leftovers of some mutt heaving,
those bulging eyes not shaming the negligent.
Physics and biology. It could have been any of us, looking at our phones.