Winter Solstice: The New Rules

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Say something uncomfortable about anything.

Write your way out of sanity. Receive a visit

from six racoons when the night holds

in circles.

Watch the conjunction

of Saturn and Jupiter holding hands

with the moon.

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Review the distance between I

 and the person I’m trying to become.

Hear something I haven’t repressed before.

Be on my sixth hour of poetry binging.

Write myself out of emotional diaspora.

Have the words border my body.

Invest less in the death drive by running

my fingerprints on memories beyond


Grief the loss of those who never existed.

Understand the gaze that never finds me.

Always see things that aren’t there.

Gravitate  social responsibility

as an essential service.