A stream of consciousness list from some old writing.
- •Surges. Waves. The sea.
- •The kettle on the stove.
- •The heaving marinara sauce.
- •The way your muscles squeeze themselves.
- •The way your words detach from your mind.
- •The vows you make of what you'll never do or say again.
- •The armor you wear to keep it from repeating.
- •The steady simmer.
- •The low flame.
- •The coals that lie ready to be raked.
- •Oil poured onto water.
- •Your thoughts suffocated with smoke.
- •The sputtering into each day.
- •War plans alongside despair.
- •The weariness of keeping it all going.