oh, like the sun, do i rise

i open my eyes and take a deep breath

jump to start

someone left the keys in the ignition.

go to work, clock in

clock out, rinse, repeat

my heart is racing

i have almost forgotten the word ambition.

oh like the sun, do i fall

into darkness once again

then rise

and jump to start.

rinsed and repeated

like the question in my head

“who is going to die today?”

an echo of an inquiry I’m resistant to


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