Day 12 -The Letter

To X: You Know Who You Are


I wish you’d get over yourself.

No! I mean out of yourself.

Step away from center stage.

You’ve stayed so long enmeshed

in dramas of your own devising

worn so many masks

all with the same face

I can’t know you.

You seem rooted there


concretely –

as if one could root

where no soil exists

no water, air or fire

that isn’t you –

of you

about you, who squanders

every resource

wastes endless creativity

attempting to relate

any thought, event, or anecdote

that comes within your purview

to yourself.

Every story, birdsong,

breadcrumb and pile of poop

reminds you of


Aren’t you exhausted?

I am.


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