(the provisional) X — [B]

i’ll live forever
a cadeau dream

the goat god shines on me
he must
i always have to shave
sacrifice my stubble

i’m young
i’ll work out how

and never mind
the billion years
of no one else
has done

three score years and ten
well now it’s four
that’s nice
but never ever ever

but them in their labs
have stretched some genes
and had some mice

if i reach my four score
that’s an if
if those labs translate
that’s an if

it’s not the goat god
it’s the mouse god
i’ll sacrifice some cheese
for push

a billion years
of no one else
and i
old i
i chance
to hit
the jackpot

i’m sure
the mouse god
shines on
special me

i wonder what’s
his name
i wonder whether
he’s he

that’s what you sacrifice for cheese
or baguette
i’d better get go
and eat