Just Before I Pack A Fresh Bowl (Michael Wheaton)

I keep weed
in a vitamin bottle
between Advils.

I smoke it even
when I don’t want it
if it’s there.

Just now I slipped in bare
despite the postpartum
nurse who explained
the appetite of wombs.

There is a pull—almost—
to have a third on accident
and name him Michael.

I don’t want it
but I do
if it’s there.


Michael Wheaton: I run Autofocus and have had some short writing in some online places. Am I doing this right?