Find a glass bottle
of a size equal to the offender’s integrity,
and stuff the offender inside,
jam the neck with cotton,
seal the lid,
put the bottle in a box and tape it shut,
chuck the box in a dumpster,
and mark your days in steps
to the sum of one thousand miles,
so when his truck eventually returns to your driveway
and he slides out of its seat,
another rubber-banded bouquet behind his back and
lies still writhing behind his teeth,
you won’t have to bother to find a bottle or a dumpster.
You’re already a thousand miles away.