i am venomous. a ventriloquist bent on soliloquies drilled into me
like pills under pillows, dreams less shallow than whatever we thought we wanted.
launch me from this stasis, this ice cube life, this pale blue artifice
built of promise rings and friendship bracelets strung of pixels and electricity.
shed me like python memories, swallow me like invisible dust, dance
with me one more time tonight because i’m dying.
we’re all dying to realize who we are.