Buy an inbred newborn
Unloved by the world
Rejected right away

Instill that wonderful joy
Unform negative imprints
That never go away

But on closer inspection
Brittle textures emerge
And khaki flakes flick off

Two portraits emerge
Echoing into the future
Drawing wafts of incense

Yellow success threatened
Red love destroyed
Tails firm between legs

Packaged in soft silks
And tucked in dry wool
Being sent now home

Wave functions branch
Why’s are unanswered
But their trail endless

And their trajectory this
Cloud of possibilities
So tempting to unravel

Life in suspended motion
Animated by imprints
Set in stone by actions.