1 Poem

Everything You Do

 

Smoking weed with a friend

To go ‘cool hunting’

To climb through electric playgrounds

To explore inventive worlds

 

The cultural artifacts

Of 21st century abundance

Right at our fingertips

What could be better?

 

But in the kitchen

Stoned

A shattering thought

 

Do you realize

That everything you do

Every action you take

Springs from the fact

That you hate yourself?

 

There was truth in that revelation

I almost went into

A deep and panicked spiral

Of self-loathing thoughts

 

But I calmed myself down

Set the topic aside

For sober reflection

On some dark and lonely

Nighttime walk

On a date to be determined

 

Looking back on it now

From a wiser

If not happier place

I realize I didn’t have

The best college experience

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