If you're afraid of love
than don't go, to the supermarket,
and wear more clothes,
if you're not careful,
someone will love you,
your poetry will suffer.
There is blind blind danger out there.
There is string.
There are skyscrapers
that, when it rains,
and while I am not drawn to people
who read books on aliens
I admire their refusal to be lonely.
From "When Jay Leno Speaks I Die A Little" by Zachary Lipez, taken from the book "No Seats on the Party Car"