the barometer

the knock is always going to be
in
and the luckier you get
the more the knock is going to
increase
especially from those
who are insane
for a taste of the same luck
you   have
created.

the best you can do
toward them
is just to get
luckier.

what bothers them most
is one
who has come from the total alleys
of hell
instead of from
the special circle of the
selected.

critics and failed creators
dominate the landscape
and the more you move toward
the natural power of your
inheritance
the more they are going to
claim
through intrigue and the
lie
through their rankling
pitiful
malice

that
you were never very much
at all
and now, of course, you’re
less than
that.

the knock is always going to be
in.

when it stops, if ever, then
you will know
that your luck is
finished.