aftershocks

aftershocks

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i waver between

It's right out the doors

and

It's already in me

 

a maddening birthright

a witch-less curse

 

driving me to pick up a smoking habit

while taking vitamin supplements

clicking on news of “progress”

and hoping i’ll just die in the Big One

quick and over with

 

the slow disintegration

is what scares me the most

 

lord, send me an earthquake

this stillness is unraveling me