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Alexis Pope and Joshua Young

from I Am Heavy w/ Feeling

Good morning it’s

maybe Wednesday I bought

the Hello Kitty Band-Aids

as a joke at first but

now it’s all I keep

in the house even though

it’s not a house but a studio

I pay two thousand a month

for wet dreams and empty

pill bottles I can’t afford

refill my empathy for others

I’m going broke on expensive

gummy bears and Spanish cheese

if there was a reason for this

poem I forget it and then

remember no one reads poems

anymore anyway I’m trying at

problem solving and invest

in Cabernet or Blue Marble ice cream

whatever happened to romance

that old clot damaged in the move

from old to askew