fort funston bw

You wake up and it’s been thirteen years.
You’re still alive.

You drink your coffee, take half a pill.
An email in your inbox asks
how you navigate your relationship
with schizoaffective disorder as a third wheel.
You cry a little. You stop crying.
It’s dark outside.

When you pull the Nine of Wands,
the twiggy branches are climbing to the moon.
The book says,
Realize how far you’ve come.

Rabbit, rabbit, rabbit.
You’ve come so far.
You’re still alive.
You’re still right here.


Hear me read this poem:

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