I tried to cut off my own hands
by picking through each kitchen drawer
Leaving them behind water stands
I pull each across checking hour
so slowly drops to bulge and plops
in stain pools swarm but take their rime
to diffuse into nothingness stops
then an abrupt knocking I time
In haste a knife from on the fly
to reach a towel to swing around
Knock knock knock loud in constant I
leave trails and reach knob to cease sound
The landlord guided tour group smile
so I back in the thinning pool to keep a while

Andy Kranz
I Tried