Day 86 – If It’s A Fire

If it’s a fire
it’s a slow-burning flame-
it has to burn long
to be enough

If it’s a muscle
it’s a well-oiled machine-
it has to endure
to matter

And if you want
to make a difference
the road is going
to be long

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Day 33 – Those Nights

They said
there would be nights
like this

boy how

but they never said
those nights
would be so
goddamn beautiful

nights that are
nothing
but
a large tub of chili mac
and a Joe Rogan comedy special

nights,
after such a day,
you don’t even need
to wear pants
to win

they never said
those nights
would be all you have
for the rest
of your
colonized life

they never said
those nights
are the only glimpse
of heaven
you’ll ever get