April 29: Arbiter

by allisonkujiraoka

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.