in Spanish to translate toward proficiency
did I choose Borges, who writes,
if I'm getting this right: Straightaway
it is inferred from the previous passage
that the central novelistic problem is causality.
All month chasing surfacey feelings
back to their source. Got in the habit
forever and ever ago. O gorgeous Borges,
it's like Andy and everyone he then read
said: The map is not the territory.
Every dotted line and its woulda coulda shoulda.
Life is not a game of Twister on the lawn
though some days I will arch my back