labels around the spine of society [title under destruction]

1.      He wonders if you can catch

something that flickers

in a jar, and not smother light

2.   “Why do you feel you must

own something to appreciate

it fully?” my roommate asked me.

3.    Girl looks for her first girlfriend

online to find former girlfriend is

formerly a girl; has shed one nametag

for another

4.   After all, the bottom line

is this room is a safe space.

do not include gender in your salads.

5.   Do not engender

ignorance in the file folders.

6.   He jabbed holes in the metal lid with a butcher knife

until his back stained shirt,

until the air holes were wide enough for escape

7.   She wonders if that meant

her first kiss was with a boy

8.    We atrophy


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