written April 2008
Jules doesn’t drink the end of milk.
The last pint in a quart carton
holds unseen dangers.
Why put herself at risk when
she could just throw the milk
Better to proceed with caution here:
she hoards bravery and uses it
to save her life instead.
It’s all right to pour the milk
down the sink
when she wrestles dragons
and goes spelunking for precious stones
and rides a Brontosaur
across the prehistoric plains of Texas.