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My Chosen Vocation

When you emailed me
with news of my failure
in my chosen vocation
it left me confused
but also rather sexy-looking.

I slumped on the couch
in a daze, and my hair
was messy in an intentional way,
because I had volumized it
with Matrix Essentials
Foam Volumizer.

My beard was also volumized
with a vitamin enriched formula
that nourishes dormant roots
with essential nutrients
so that I looked like Walt Whitman
after he had walk'd along
the beach under the paling
stars of morning.

Aaron Belz

Glitter Bomb
Persea Books

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