Jump! Jump! The world commands. Will you
or won’t you? That’s the question. Now all
energy’s poured into this ice-filled glass.
Let’s solve for family, shall we? Turn up that
Leonard Cohen song and sip your scotch.
Every year brings with it struggle, a fast
conveyor belt of shit—inflation, depreciation,
leaning towers of receipts, a clothesline where you
air your dirty laundry for you have no working dryer,
random children race through your condo. What
keen observations about flight can you offer tonight?
Cat Dixon (she/her) is the author of Eva and Too Heavy to Carry (Stephen F. Austin University Press, 2016, 2014) and the chapbook, Table for Two (Poet’s Haven, 2019). Recent work published in Sledgehammer Lit and Whale Road Review. She is a poetry editor at The Good Life Review.
Website: catdix.com ; Twitter: @DixonCat