Shame may be egotism leaving the system.
Humiliation. Failure. Winking red dash light
on a 61 LeSabre: running through Virginia,
north from Durham, to Connecticut and
Grandmother's house we go: aim, purpose,
measurable outcome like anything punctuated
by the larger system, higher drums of which
I am part parceling emergent emergency
demands and obliged: like it or mostly not.