Tuesday, September 01, 2009

The Anxiety of Angst

To protect
we cross
our fingers
and cross
our heart

we say
a hail Mary
we cover
our head
with the pillow

we turn
on a light
or knock
on wood

it is all a net
to break our fall
or a shield
to deflect the blow

magic feathers
chicken bones
goat's blood

savings account