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we are born fools
or are we?

be afraid to remember
or scared
to forget

sometimes
metaphor
creates

a home

for my modern
war

fought in fashion
room
by room

the call was coming
from inside the house
busted

and brute force
search

is your only option
when you don’t know
another way

sometimes
you need a clue
other times
you need a life

but I found it
(phew)

& here we are
city center
bustle!

the public square
fascinates

ever gone
people-watching

inside yourself?

no gates
for you
to storm
you see

who walks proud
in your streets?

and who is pulled
by strings?

is it you?

fuck around
find out

hunched
outside
of bart

holding a cane
and cardboard
and words

I thought to stop

he thought
to talk
to me, too

“look,”
he said
pointing
at everyone

streaming
through the gates
as light
through leaves

“they’re all
so beautiful
every one of them!
and they don’t know it!”

I looked through
his eyes

that man
is me
but he probably
can’t code

“why,” he asked
“can’t they see it”

“because”, I offered,
“they were raised
in a world
that blinds”

he made
a sign
“that’s deep,”
he said,

“I guess
when they killed
my wife
and my baby
it really
fucked
me up”

Lyra Naeseth

glorified keyboard cat. she/her 🏳️‍⚧️

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