Friday, February 7, 2014


Growing and tilling cuticles
Words of hesitation
None at all
Empty walls stained by resignation
Expressions of giving up
Scribbled on napkins
Used desk calendars
Days and weeks struck
With forgotten abandonment
No more

Scribbling and scratching
Empty envelopes pick teeth
That have gnawed on worry
Desk drawers resist closing
Flushed with inconsistency

Out of date lists and instructions
Adorn staples hidden mostly
Within the fading paint
Wondering what it used to
Not wondering
Not wondering

- Max Stoltenberg

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