… attempt to wage war on it as if it were a vanquishable object

Scrub hands like a surgeon till skin bleeds. Exfoliate the problem

and there is the problem another layer emphasizing the temporary nature of the problem

Ends up contaminating things

Another layer, so many layers reveal the problem, and, yet

the solution is very simple. I hesitate to say what it is

Instead kissing and licking the buckle of its purse

over and over again

I’m going to spend everyday of the rest of my life

killing it and liking it …