February 5, Epitaph

the only real reason
to constantly be
an absolute asshole
to everyone in your life
is so that
they won’t miss you
when you’re gone.

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January 23, Boy Next Door

in two days time
you will be somebody else completely
you will shed your skin
like a snake
leave it in the undergrowth
of the woodlands near your home

you will have a hard time
in your new skin
sucking
does not even begin
to describe the time
that you will have
but still

you will dance
and find joy in little things
like bathing in the creek
or throwing acorns at that asshole
next door.