Michael Krebs

beets for the taking

funny how the cerebrum slows and steadies when under
spells the smaller prodding creatures ask

me if beets are in season
and I cannot consider it

because it seems I got stung
by something screwed

up the way the light
looks and the sky looks and they

tell me neglect is an abuse
and that I should give them more

intelligence and they fit needles in
my head just over

my eyeballs are beets
in season I keep thinking are they it

is hard to know where
the damned things are raised

but last night I got
wasted and someone said great

thinking is done on plants
but there is no comfortable solution in that