The pickings are slim _______________________________________take what you want
_____________________________________________________________leave what you need

and I’ve always been about free choice ____________________there’s more to life
__________________________________________________________________than taking one

if memory serves ______________________________________________________it doesn’t
these are the same as before _____________________________________it never does
_______________________________________________________________________they’re not

I’m actually not convinced ________________________________________wait ____what
they’re even real ___________________________________________________can you not
_______________________________________________________________________________see
_______________________________________________________________________________hear
______________________________________________________________________________smell
______________________________________________________________________________touch
____________________________________________________________________________or taste

I’m so confused ________________________________________________________obviously

Can you help me __________________________________________________I _______cannot
__________________________________________________________you have been defeated
__________________________________________________________for quite some time now
________________________________________________I would suggest looking to Mirach
___________________________________________________________________through the lens
__________________________________________________________________of Will Alexander

I’m not sure I understand _____________________________________of course you don’t

______________________________________________________________When is the last time
____________________________________________________you stepped outside of yourself
_______________________________________________in an attempt to be truly empathetic

But I do understand others _____________________________________others like you or
_____________________________________________________________________others like me?

 

CALVIN PENNIX is an educator and creator living in southern California with his wife and two children. His first project, Grounds, was published by Argotist Books in 2011. Calvin has had two other full length projects published – Around/About (Differentia Press 2012) and On Reaction (Differentia Press 2013). Other works of Calvin have been published by Upstairs at Duroc, Unlikely Stories, Certain Circuits, Otoliths and Counterexample Poetics among others.