Things Like Fate

WE gravitate towards things like fate,
 and chance, and destiny
 to reframe who-we-are in terms
 of who-we're-meant-to-be

AS THOUGH our own decisions were
 made best by someone else;
 we trade in private heavens for
 these wholesale public hells,

KNOW: when we humans make a thing,
 it's malleable, and protean,
 and nothing vanishes as fast
 as what we call


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Beleaguered Servant

Owen Servant is an online poet working in a style that's been described as "compulsive". In real life, he is an actuary, because being a poet wasn't unpopular enough.

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