"This time last year, we lost our scene"
She says, rehearsed with the flow of a machine
"We got so bored that I don't mind
Those weren't people, only pieces left behind
So I leave them behind"
My star had fallen before it formed
The seven thousandth humming insect in the swarm
And from below, we look above
Strangely pining for the life we're now sick of
But could not leave behind
"One day, they'll know" is her cry of war
It sounds at once determined, hopeful, lost and bored
Is there some word in old lines we scrawled
Some old reminder why we wanted it at all
Before it left us behind?
released August 9, 2016
Jak Locke: everything