By Josh Dale
Putting rebar into masonry is
kinda like sex:
two parts equal a whole and
are interdependent on survival.
Why does a building need to survive,
shift a few inches ever couple years?
Maybe if you did the calculations right
you wouldn’t be in this predicament
Soil is the variable;
solve the XY chromosomes
cause we are looking shaky.
Josh Dale is a Temple University alum, bicyclist, beer enthusiast, and owner of the sweetest Bengal cat. His work has appeared in 48th Street Press, Huffington Post, Page & Spine, vox poetica, and others. He’s the founder and editor-in-chief of Thirty West Publishing House with two chapbooks and a poetry collection, Duality Lies Beneath (Thirty West 2016)