current events 

I can’t be bothered with current events 

that shit is too depressing 

I’m not meant for sinking 

or slinking and yet 

I’m brown and under dressed 

like melted caramel in the cup holder 

who knows how it got there 

but by golly John, now we have to clean it up 

is abrasion a colonial term? 

alongside barbarism? 

am I sanded down version of who I could have been 

with lanterns for eyes and a fish hook 

for a mouth 

I don’t know 

I’m not sure 

I don’t think any of us know 

we’re only guessing 

we’re only guests of borrowed 

and burrowed terms 

– sheila c. 

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