derek as tentative to inititiate words

phrases linked to half-known friends derek

clearly gazing awry a watercolour the foil

derek hurdling the gap with silence & a

facial contortion a pretense of thought

derek awaits the green turn right arrow

by mustering plans & physical changes to

combat contrived jealousy derek the fool

pronouncing to the glasses in rearview

if the poems can’t fix me what good was any

effort at me derek is obnoxious cutting

people who don’t deserve it there’s that

casual sneer to undermine placid

confidence derek seeking answers

by plumbing today the day-to-day

not the blanketing art