Solid jaw, ridgeline held, promising

belief, factors controlling a fate future cannot withdraw

nervous attention strapped to a shivering last name

Attention. Right-Face. Parade-Rest.

Follow through.

quick, buttoning up weakness.

stand. solid. unwavering.

faultering anxieties dripping off skin.


Stare; eyes fixating on remembrance of possibilities, memories of love, anything to tear away this nightmare.

aches climbing up every tendon, every nerve, dopamine creating a greater escape than imagination.

Just stand strong.

as strong as your mind can muster.

your weak mind.

you are nothing, unfit to be a particle of dust violently convulsing through a room.

heavily worn expectations weighing, anchoring individuality unto oblivion.

failure. bittersweet but lovingly awarded.



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