Kati Mertz

THIS IS HOW TO BE GOOD

Dress as a statue for Halloween
& don’t be afraid
to stick that way I’ll feed you
hummus & tangerines plant
the seeds at your feet & dance
Watch me stumble My hair
in the sun down my back
& pretty I’ll paint you yellow
for Sunday Make you breakfast
for dinner You can feel silly
with syrup on your chin I hear you
humming Let’s take a drive
one window down the heat
on high We are musing To the trees
we look like a ribbon carried
through the wind A storm
you can’t feel I’ll feel it for you