Disclaimer [most finished]

I’m not very good at meeting people

I get stuck in my head

and before anything is said

get lost in an existential crisis


conversing and the rules thereof

imply a two-sided exchange

of information

between two people





one person


talking to






to start with

I’d hate to mislead anyone

into thinking

I’m a real person





fractured parts

of everyone from my past


or like

the universe and all it contradicts

wrapped in skin

every expanding cosmic mess

all caged within my chest

but I digress


the universe is too big for

‘the polite conversation about unimportant or uncontroversial matters, especially as engaged in on social occasions.’*

I want to know what keeps you from sleeping

like do you lay awake at night

wondering what the hell is up with life?

do you worry about the future?

are you sure you know who you are?

do you ever feel stuck on the cusp

as you see through the guise of growing up


do you ever feel empty inside

wondering if this is being alive?



do you notice it’s weird that we just say things

abuse words like play things

waste taste in search of ratings

we sit around discussing topical themes

but can we just appreciate please

we’re all made of dying stars

running around this planet of ours

unable to get along

searching for a place to belong


confirming reality

through perceived causality

defining by touch


even that is always an atom apart

my mind doesn’t stretch that far

as I’m about to burst

it’s something I’d really like to discuss first




basically I don’t know who I am

and somehow I’m here

attempting a verbal version

of me as a person

I’m not even sure exists yet



*I googled ‘small talk definition’


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