here is a chapbook if anyone is interested
No, no, I, uh —
I’m sorry for trying to fix you.
you weren’t even broken in the first place
the curious sensation
of feeling bones
don’t expect something really literary here,
I was literally just poking at my arm and feeling underneath.
about Security vs Freedom,
and how those who’d take a comfortable life
are losing a part of themselves.
I wonder what he’d think
if he realized
that he’s no more free
than the rest of us
find someone extraordinary
find someone painfully normal
find someone who thirsts for adventure
find someone who’s run away
find someone to hold close to your heart
and there you’ll find yourself
there was a story —
and there was a hero —
and nobody died,
and there was a happily ever after —
did that hero have to earn it.
if you wear a mask long enough,
your face will grow to fit it.
With that in mind,
I put on the most beautiful mask —
the kindest , the gentlest —
and haven’t taken it off since.
I am not her.
She is not me.
But who’s to say
she’s not the person
that I wish to be?