It is important to shred papers.
It is almost more important
than anything else.

dandelions know this
snakes also know this
and are upset that we know they know.

It is important to shed down
as algebraic equations do.
they aren’t very happy that we know.

shedding is really shredding a
previous copy of oneself.
and people suddenly begin to notice


Alan Montes is a poet living in San Antonio TX. He has poetry forthcoming here and at burnt pine magazine.


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