Orienteering is a noble profession,
like building aquariums and now

its just being done thoughtlessly
the whole crowd furious

stumbling around the city square
and into the water ravines

that vein into the heart
of the mayor's unkempt office.

There the books are well-loved
and well regarded by academics

and intellectuals, lovers of the arts,
the humanities, the goodness

of all mankind. The papers detail
musings of small brilliance and

humble daydreams waiting
for the day the sun

shines restfully and there
is room for the stuff

inessential to life. On
this day some may sing

and some may walk without
having any particular direction

in mind such as the bank,
grocery store, or laundromat.