afters (10)

i can smell her despondency in these walls that age where people stop asking, right when you need them

afters (2)

we did not sell out: we sold off the too-heavy things

giving back

what has been taken: assumptions giving back can't fix

each moment there

life unseen yet each moment there so precious the trending clamor for kindness without any "who"

on power (7)

all of this power but we can't bring back what's been lost

on power (6)

the cycle: striving, gaining, then forfeiture

on power (5)

civil fixation who's in charge parasocial crush

on power (3)

we're born wanting it but must learn what its limits are