2 Jun




I’m losing a poem all because two months ago I broke a mouse.

This is the most devastating punishment for a crime against an object.


You will never understand how much this hurts me.

You will never understand the pull of my writing,

and the soul-deep loss of having a beautiful,



soul-deep poem never blossom

and the panic and heartbreak that consume

when I realize

that one paragraph

has been deleted.


The gripping terror of losing one file.


The helplessness

of watching a poem

become a brick wall

because something


the flow.


the loss.

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