Suddenly Light

Suddenly Light

Lights had gone out
once again

It was dark long enough
for me to forget warmth
The idea of brightness
was nowhere to be seen
Until today
I held a random match
I found
Instinctively, I scraped 
its head across a surface
Suddenly light!
I could begin
to remember


Z

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The Prey

The Prey

I threw away his homework
because he called me ugly
He had many things disappear
that year
I felt better and better
each and every single day
People really should know:
They ask for it when they
pick on other people—
Bullies can become
the prey


Z

The Finale

The Finale

Let’s be clear—I’m here
Naked and molding
Into the ground 
My amygdala was shot
Out of the cannon 
Into the sky
For the last time
Maybe I’ll stay
Maybe I’ll fly away
Come see this retiree
Confident and quite sure
He has nowhere to be



Z