Sometimes I Want to Be a Catfish
I say this
like it’s the only reasonable answer
or maybe it’s because I’ve heard it before
and it makes complete
sense to be a catfish in a world filled with cod.
I want to keep you on your toes
so you’ll do the same with me––
not in the sense that we are blindly groping about
with large philosophical hands or strange mannerisms,
but more like building a step-pyramid—
so that by the time we make it to the top, there is nowhere
left to go but inside one another.