Thursday, March 14, 2024


By now, I've said 
[your name]
out loud 

so many times in a row, 
that it's done meaning 

which I seemed 
to seek salvation from,

gone long past 
the sound of the cooed 
gibberish whose 

infantile pleasures I 
barely recall—

and officially now 
has arrived 
as a stand-in 

for any 
thought I could think
at all.