You can’t tell someone how to be an artist

or show them

how to create.

You can’t define love with words

or demonstrate

what that looks like.

The world has gone wrong

The classroom kills

Teachers mock

We know who we are

by knowing

who we are not

There is more to write about

in your home town

than 50 novel places

you might visit

and write down.

Get under the skin

and the arteries

will show you more

than Grey’s Anatomy.

The lessons are revealed with a scalpel

and not by turning the page.

We can’t understand


if we have never felt pain.

I avoid it

but it finds me

just the same.

It’s not a broken arm

that hurts me

but social disgrace.

How many people are trying to get numb?

Feel Everything.


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