Complicated and reckless,
somehow Gothic (in that spiny, thorny way of yours),
black and collapsible like a silk topper
(and just as relentlessly fashionable),
connecting angle to curve and tissue to tendon,
holding it all together
(without forgetting the chasms
between word and word and word) –
how do you do it?
L Friedman is a writer of poetry and prose, a student of history, and a devotee of the Gothic and the Shakespearean. In 2017, they finished high school and simultaneously earned an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts; they're currently working on transferring to a four-year college for a B.A. in History. They live in New England and can be reached by howling into the void—or, more reliably, at www.crookedbutinteresting.wordpress.com.