Rick Bursky

    Menna Abu Zahrahas quotedlast year
    One day it’ll be summer forever.
    Menna Abu Zahrahas quotedlast year
    A relentless
    responsibility dogs me, and the funny thing
    is, these are the lyrics to a happy song.
    Menna Abu Zahrahas quotedlast year
    Go ahead, tap your foot,
    snap your fingers.
    Menna Abu Zahrahas quotedlast year
    Love without fear is meaningless; it’s a machine
    like grief, always in the early stages of invention.
    Menna Abu Zahrahas quotedlast year
    There’s a new science developing here,
    I just can’t put my finger on it, or perhaps
    this is a trick I play on myself, a survival strategy, of sorts.
    Menna Abu Zahrahas quotedlast year
    Each night, my house catches fire, burns
    to ashes as thick, black braids of smoke
    assemble on the roof and push into the darkness.
    Menna Abu Zahrahas quotedlast year
    Mathematics play a role in most forms of disappointment.
    See for yourself, you can calculate everything, everything.
    Menna Abu Zahrahas quotedlast year
    Each day is a slice of bread and we’re free
    to argue the significance of butter
    and other temptations.
    Menna Abu Zahrahas quotedlast year
    But first, we have decisions to make.
    Menna Abu Zahrahas quotedlast year
    When I heard you say
    “we can do better” I wasn’t sure
    if it was a question or statement.
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