Ancestral Tools for Surviving Life’s Redbrick University

I don’t know why I take great pleasure in continuing to try to work it out
ha ha ha
when no one else has ever worked it out before
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and no one after will be able to do so either and yet and yet and yet I keep turning my head, keep turning my neck to face myself between my fingers upset and analytical and overwhelmed with emotions that I can only sing or dance or cry or write out and nobody will understand all this, not like I do, not like I think I do, not like I wish I did
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which starts the cycle all over again because if I can’t understand it why not, and if I can when will I, and who am I to not inherently know and am I anyone, and am I alive right now at all
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if I’m not feeling any pain when pain is all I can recognize and peace seems to be with a magnifying glass in tow rushing toward my thoughts about myself and love and failing miserably to understand but believing if I can be confused I must still be able to learn some more still,
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feel still,
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hurt still,
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breathe still
ha

…and change still
so I keep going inside where it’s darkest and looking for the answer
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if there is an answer to be had
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under all the schema and shame and fear and heartbeats and I wonder
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how long I’ll wonder at all
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and this pleases me because
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every bit of it makes me laugh

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