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"A Place Where—" - Teo Esguerra
Nov. 17, 2018

A Place Where—

(I eat, I sleep, I shit, I write, I listen, I talk,

I drink, I smoke, I burn myself, I feel,

I see, I sleep, I cry, I close my eyes,

I open my eyes, I bite my tongue,

I gnash my teeth, I unthink,

I hold your hands, I take photographs,

I laugh maniacally, I wash my face,

I stare at the ceiling, I bleed,

I puke, I run as fast as I can,

I write nonsense, I pet my dog,

I pet your dog, I paint,

I cook dinner, I cook lunch,

I jump in fear, I dance for joy,

I overeat, I forget, I remember,

I swim, I gasp for breath, I try to live, I drown

I think of you, I think of death,

I stop moving, I become a dog,

I become a god,

I cut my skin, I lie to myself,

I bullshit, I tell the truth,

I bore myself, I tire myself

I talk to ghosts, or I am at rest)

I felt I’m home.

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