i hate your
moose-shaped pin stuck in a wide red lapel
cracked lipstick on
hardback book cover,
legs crossed on Oprah's couch.
the only newspaper
in your house is the Anchorage Daily News.
folded on a sun-room chair
waiting for you to hold it open
like a tent—the perfect camouflage
for mid-afternoon peeks through the Aleutians
at Putin's doings.