Assembly Line

we are “food for worms”

we’re live presidents
dark comedy
dead poets

speaking very few words
“i’m okay” for now…
the city wind breathes with my name
complicated in a mathematical equation

sometimes i worry someone will show
or that no one will know

i’ve been breathing under the water i’m rising from
i’m still soaked and shaking my head to dry off
in a way that makes me feel similar to wet dogs

tomorrow i’ll be shipped away
i’ll be writing letters
and sending them from my newfound place

oh how i dread these nearly crippling nights alone
confined to the comfortable insides of my home
water and air
how i decorate my vulnerable body with blankets

spared a moment to look out into the water
and up into the sky
catching a breath of belonging as a sculpture
acting out our roles as works of art
amongst the lands we now refer to by names of cities

a circular clock carefully designed to tick slowly

a friend
a designated hour and venue

the sun’s been here for me
more so than say santa clause
and i wonder how it must look from other viewpoints

i would appear to be running late
perhaps i moved too fast
and yes
i remember vaguely

how people tend to move away

we’re not special
i think that’s what makes us rare

and can you tell we’re alone?

having come completely unprepared

Assembly Line

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Joined May 2012

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food for worms – dead poets inspired by dead poets society and dumb this down written days before speaking very few words – coming completely unprepared partially inspired by fellow redbubble writers with poem to night playing in the background all by electric typewriter in january of 2013

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