Because when you woke up,
you didn’t know this day
would hold so much more than you could carry
because the load
is full of such foolish things:
Groceries and briefcases,
cough drops and tissues,
brown chickens pecking at the side of the road
so silly and industrious that the comparison
falls into your hands
and becomes one more thing to carry.
Words fizzing off the top of your head.