April 29: Arbiter
We need to get our imaginary lives lived somehow.
Maybe that’s the use of story:
Start at the end,
or make a U-turn at the final bend.
Plot the scenes without interruption.
Cast a villain, or at least a foil,
and have your comebacks ready.
Number your days,
and decide how long a minute will be.
You’re in no hurry.
At will, pursue diversion–
This is real life, the edited version.