Meyers all the way down


             Emmy’s on
             Ben’s back and Ben’s
     on Dave’s—Dave’s on
     Uncle Reynold’s
and Aunt Michele slides
between his sagging t-shirt
and the floor:
everyone rides the rainbow
of another’s spine and
the whole pile gyres a little
as the ceiling fan swirls Emmy’s
hair atop a stack of Meyers—

                 it reminds me of the story
of this woman who said the earth
     rests on a turtle’s back,
         and the turtle rests
     on another turtle’s back
and so on, forever.
Of course she was wrong—
I know what really holds the world up:
it’s Meyers all the way down


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