May 3

Photo by Anastasia Vityukova on Unsplash

he presses a


cigarette to the

nape of my

neck to re-

mind me he

thinks that

i am at his



i snicker at

the ideology

that i am any

one’s for the

keeping. i

see him in

passing and

i do not act

less passive.




Apr 26

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i grew up in the city

and the suburbs, which

exposed me to experiences

unlike and dissimilar to mine.

but one truth across the board

is that adults seem to like to hoard

the tenacity for a lack of propensity

pertaining to common decency.

i do not have the capacity