Tagged: fears

we learn to swallow

we learn to swallow
our fears, as if it would make
us braver instead

of turning us inside out,
daring us to hit eject
.
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you took me to the

you took me to the
sutro baths, and those
late afternoon
edges were so
sharp, i pretended
to be brave.
against all
heights, i longed to
sink into the
waters to ground
myself, trading one
death for another
.
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the art of drawing

in a complicated

in a complicated
world, the brain learns
to process data
through shortcuts –
the three sustained
horns from a passing
truck summon
Mathis der Maler,
the lingering cologne
in the stairwell, two
lifetimes ago,
the lady in the park
with pigeons
and
other stereotypes –
neurons will fire
in synchrony
to fill in the
superstitions
and fears
.
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