we're all trying to look cool

when we trace the fear
we come upon treasure
that was lost
like the canary in the coal mine.

I am not cool,
and that is cool.

hummus is cool,
and it loves people
more than I do.

The laughing shadowy girl 
who stood at midnight 
by the flowering tree
is cool. 

I stand in a city of glass,
dying so deep
near the message river,

The only true currency 
in this bankrupt world 
is what you share with someone else 
when you're uncool.