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Eyes Open, Sneezing Wide

Trying to find a balance

 

and a distance

 

away from

 

and back to

 

you, I’ve plumb

 

been YOLO’ing

 

my life away, I guess.

 

It’s raining today, pouring,

 

suddenly everything an elephant of a problem

 

that–spoiler alert—

 

the sun’s rays, senseless,   

 

seemed to yesterday save.

 

(You ask for a doctor; they call you a priest.)

 

Forever nestled to the wind,

 

It’s You vs. You reads the text on a faded placard

 

I pass by every morning on my way to work.

 

The gym it originally touted

 

has long since closed

 

but that placard yet remains—

 

It’s You vs. You,

 

day against day,

 

champion against challenger,

 

and, landed or lunged,

 

moot every punch’s outcome.

   

(No, no hablo inglés. No hablo inglés.

 

Pero, voy a orar

 

por ti, hijo mío. )

 

The mind sins

 

by way of the body,

 

I guess.

 

The sound and smell and scent.

 

YOLO4EVER.

 

Even my eyelashes feel tired today.

  

Posted 11/20/17
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