the Divine Lorraine       the fourth great pyramid

Veterans Stadium          me and two friends

back in high school standing around a plastic bucket in a driveway

a driveway made of rocks       we’re burning a book

a mass market copy of the Canterbury Tales because       well because we are

             let it fall apart             let it turn to ash

later in life I take the elevator in a city hotel to the top floor

I don’t tell him it won’t bounce when he drops it off the roof

don’t ask how we got out onto the roof anyway

and don’t look away right before the splatter       that’s the best fucking part