How the Stars

This business
is like all others:
(1) a splitting of hairs
(2) a middle course
(3) a shot down the green.
If we were circus people: I mean
or acrobats, or wild
animal trainers, it
would be no different
from pouring ourselves
over the books
studying to be
someone in middle management,
some kind of entrepreneur;
all the same, it’s all the same, just
different ways
to make a living,
stay alive,
write a page, come up
with another theory
on how the stars.