you know when you're playing sims
and you don't have enough money
so you buy the small house
and litter it with things-
potted plants, desk lamps
hot tubs, bookshelves
TV sets, armoires
then the sims try to get to the bathroom, but
the house is too cluttered with
useless items, bought to make
the diamond above their head
bright green- "happiness"
and the sims get stuck
between a table and a chair
and they make sim-noises,
complaining to you (God)
that their universe is poorly constructed
and hard to navigate.
because there's so much junk everywhere.
that turtleneck I thought I needed,
volume 9 of D N Angel,
textbooks, notebooks, lab books,
everywhere I look
I wonder, is there a green diamond
hovering above my head?