I know all about
the theory of first steps--
carry us through the catatonia



bouncing around
positives find negatives
if we don't break our own ice


Who will

take the burdens
the pain is the healing
I hold it, naked in the bathtub




                                  ...This isn't what you were looking for.
                                  But goddamn, is it ever what you're looking for?



I'll drain the water put it back on the table and return to the warm suffocation

I'm doing the best that I can


edited November 14, 2019