Ted Neeley is Not God
Written in bold black marker which fades to gray
Until the "o" in "Not" with its sharp edge of new marker,
The sign held by a dryer-lint gray woman by a gray building on a humid night.
Waiting for the show,
I consider getting her a new sign:
I am Not God, or I am Not Dryer Lint
But then I would have to make more signs:
I am Not Hydro-Electric Power for the stop sign
Trees are Not Mobility-Enabled for the silent stone statue
Music is Not Night for the man who inspired lint fervor and marker Nots.
Words on placards litter thoughts
Ant-letters crawl through reality and make ant-piles
Of tiny bits of word-earth spit out by burrowing insects.