Thursday, December 14, 2023


Though at times
it seems equally piercing 
and impressive, 

the mind 
is concurrently 
dull and elusive. It works less 

like a diamond 
than a bolt 
of jagged coal—or maybe 

less a rock 
in general than some livid
rusty nail

to right angles 
by the reoccurring thought 

that not only is it 
all too true that 
nobody is perfect, but it's 

also a murky 
yet terrible fact that nobody's