for Alexander Harristhal
by Ryan Thoresen Carson
what Alex had to say about fractals
that you don’t always notice them.
But seriously, they’re always there.
Which is my favorite thing about celebrities.
I can just think about what they are doing
at any given time—
unlike friends who must be clutched
and located, texted, are you ok?
Yeah, it does feel like
the sky is always falling,
but it’s only raining
all the fucking time.
But celebrities, I wonder what they’re doing,
they aren’t suffering,
well not in the way that to clean
another’s house is suffering.
I like to think that Madonna
is driving up a hilly carpet of evergreens.
Courtney Cox in an apple orchard with lenses
reflecting honey crisp, golden, delicious.
I’m wearing clear lenses of fractal
in admittedly sick deck shoes
on an admittedly sinking yacht
sequestered and sloppy
in my best stripes
I drink for sustenance.