who knew
we could entertain ourselves infinitely
(thank you, alline)

by standing on the other side of the door in the window
while flicking the outdoor light on
for seconds at a time
creeping out the onlookers
who squeal and clap and laugh
at the goofiness of it all

the joy of acting out
cutting a carrot
in the nature of the adverb hardly
and then

the sharpie marker exquisite knucks
(knuckle tatt game of chance)
that we reveal one by one:
ride lite
hard pony
wily nope
star punx
snug frog
late moth
slow slug
kind moon
wily bird
loud mind