Day 171

I can’t write anything tonight.

I keep trying, but my chest is burning up

with red hot anger

directed at about a million different fucked up things

in this fucked up world.

Patriarchy, oppression, violence, criminal corporations, broken governments.

On nights like tonight

when that hate starts to fill up my heart

with the acrid smoke

of injustice,

it feels like the only thing that would make me feel better

is to watch

civilization burn to the ground,

swallowed up by the same stuff

that’s blazing me up inside.

And the only thing that soothes me is to

stand outside with the cold wind

running through my hair,

and my bare feet quiet on the frozen ground,

teeth rattling

with the insanity of it all.


Thank you for listening,



photo by Wilson Alvarez

photo by Wilson Alvarez

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