Perhaps it is an indiscretion
from those who can afford
the luxury of insecurity,
a clumsy attempt at pasting
a solution over an inquiry.
and one answer chafes
Neighbors form uneasy alliances
and whatever is hammered out
—too big for any single chicken—
forms the new wobble in the egg
where we reside,
Mark Kerstetter is an artist and writer from St. Petersburg, Florida. He is the author of “One Step: prayers and curses” and The Mockingbird Sings blog.