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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.


Human limitations

Yank my scalp,


Tug until each twisted thought

Is painfully undone,

High expectations

Grip their nervous fingers

Around  long mental strands,

Weaving them

Into a tightly braided