wrappers under couch cushions, sticky fingers
grease-stains, burnt hands, grin, it runs
puffing sweaty teenage fun, no cops
ambulance, last chance, kindness can kill
altar, hands clasped, unanswered impotent rage
joy - tears - hope - bile - fond memory
Trackless green, running leap, bones in the riverbed.
(I cheated on the last one. I regret nothing.)