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We were
All toes yesterday.
Busy schedules and deadlines
Squished us together
In a pair of
Too-tight tennis shoes,
Covering us in
A hot layer
Of sweat and stress,
Each hunched over
By the common bond
Of forward movement and littleness,
Of chipped nail polish
And blisters.

 

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Human limitations

Yank my scalp,

Frustrations

Tug until each twisted thought

Is painfully undone,

High expectations

Grip their nervous fingers

Around  long mental strands,

Weaving them

Into a tightly braided

Deadline.