Fine Print

Whatever you do on this day
provides the tentacles for the year.
Whoosh whoosh, whooee. They’ll glow

like a spoked carnival ride, furnish each
porthole-shaped suction cup with embroidered
versions of your face. Take care to make

thoughtful life choices therefore. Linen
is eminently more breathable than pleather.
Whatever you use to bulk up the clam chowder,

understand that the base must still be clams.
Buying more stuff for the recently vacated
shelves makes the oceans sad. How many piano

keys have traveled to some distant salt flat?
Time is always running out, like a slice
of delicious cake everyone wants to taste.

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