AUSTERITY

look i get radicalized by love

like any normal

American



i wouldn’t turn you into a wife

i’m a person you know

and the conditions are weird

the naiveté

even of my knowing

i wouldn’t turn you into anything



i get radicalized by love

and by austerity

and by work

by austerity and by work



it’s easy to get radicalized just by paying attention to experience

i would write to you

in the naiveté of my knowing