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Content warning: mental illness

 

What do you do when it all unspools?

Re-tie? Re-tie? Re-tie?

                                      Why?

                                                When

there’s no forwards but backwards,

 

why stick a bandaid on a

disintegrating psyche?

                                      Why?

                                                Well,

we are not just us; we are all of

us–

       so think, if you can,

 

of seeing an empty hearth 

swept of residual ash,

 

ready for tonight’s blaze,

amid the winter peltings.

 

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