Day after earth day

This one will not resolve
leads you along
this one circles back
and nurses its tail like a corn cob

Things are measured by consequences
consequences as a stable repeating unit
consequences like graph paper
I take the consequences
I take the consolation
I write on this calendar date
below “Loren hike” and “Earth Day”

So what happens
and how to think
about everything that would’ve happened
if everything was known and forced to be
in the clutch of today (day after Earth Day)
or the 5 repeating increments between now and Wednesday
or the late appearance of desire

there’s a ferric taste
a bead on your lips
call up want
or forget
or avoiding feeling
leans very low
pulls back
swats you in the face

When fruit gets picked
fruit pickers relate very strongly