Thursday, September 7, 2023


After all of the vehement 
work I've done 

to steer 
well away from the 
hazards inside, 

I've begun to feel 
I'm on a video call 

with the business-
like man 
in the mirror. 

It's the way everything 
he displays to me

looks exactly 
the same as it 
ought to, only 

And always, 

how there's 
weird bits 
of distortion

and delay 

every kind 
word that I think 
I am speaking—

and all that I 
hear myself say.