socratic irony

To Błażej Krukowski

i act surprised
when things
resemble each other

although they are
nothing alike
mind aside

mind apart  i make
intelligent guessing
into an art

how much for the grand piano
how much for the divan diva
mme schlesinger lessing

how can i play doctor
or house if you have neither
a domicile nor a dick

how can a crocodile
open its mouth
stick to its story

with its sharp teeth
seek forgiveness
and act surprised

caught in the act
and shriek dolphinlike
red handed in the

dark  in my eyes
i begin to resemble
myself  things strung to each

other and other things
that have nothing
to do with anything