#31: The Animal

I, and likely many of my millennial peers, are disillusioned by zoos. Going to the zoo feels like setting an alarm in the morning to go to the local animal prison. Groundbreaking and revelatory documentaries like "Blackwater" have shed important light on the ways wildlife are mistreated in captivity, and although the documentary focused solely … Continue reading #31: The Animal

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Watch

Watching and waiting full-time; He used to scroll blindly through His previous job's inbox, with hints of Nostalgic remembrance when "Daily Attendance" or "Student IEP" Appeared, knowing he no longer Needed to pay them heed But now his access is gone And so goes his brief detachment So it goes. He should have known this … Continue reading Watch

Towering

In London every street has a name (although it's hard to tell) And every train station has a train usually within a minute at least   In London every store has underpaid workers unless you're in Westminster And every cashier has the same shit-eating grin because they're in London, so who cares?   In London … Continue reading Towering

Flake

Yes, I'm gonna flake this one out Not sure of the words To say to make you feel Less angry But tonight my cramps And sadnesses Assault my defenses, Crunching inward (Twig sounds in the foreground) And Anthony can't, won't stop The paralysis from following this Sarcophagus sinking Deeper into the ruins And deeper Into … Continue reading Flake

Leaving

leaving behind stress, pain, frustration, and worst of all the anxiety of stakes raised too high of endless camera flashes of powerless accountability but guilt, regret, nightmares remain no easy antidote to self-inflicted toxicity, it must be left alone