Death of a Liberal Arts major
Define with some precision
how I got here
not this planet
but at this desk.
Avoid elision.
Count threads and document
yellowed cartoon clippings,
papers and electric cords.
Collect numbers, building tables
without nails and a hammer.
Eschew words,
employ a certain economic pointillism
to pin this scrivener's existence
to the page of a report.
Print three and bind in slant-ring vinyl folders,
lock them away from the fluorescents,
in the holy hush of metal cabinets.