in order to be a poet
to be a human
you have to do something
very simple
all the time
every day

you have to ask

you ask this
when there is injustice
when a bird lands in a tree
when prices go up on milk
when the doctor treats you like shit
when your neighbor is watering his lawn
for the third time today
when your girl gives you “that” look

you need to ask yourself this about everything

when you react
however you react
you need to ask it again
why do you feel that way
why does your heart race
why are you out of breath
why does it feel like your heart is swelling
why are you crying
why do you want to kill yourself

once you get the answers
you ask why again
and again
and again

until there is nothing left to be said

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