today i turn 23

i, too, fear death; every day i look in the mirror
at the time lapsed explosion of a distant, unnamed star,
whose decay radiates outward, stardust settling
in a chalk outline of a dissolving body.
i am increasingly aware of the ever-
widening maw of my mortality: my field of vision darkens,
and as i descend deeper into the void i am grateful
for the regularity of [...]


i am writing to you from the inside of a car
hurtling down a road
which is worn and broken and has
always been


i wonder what the word is (or if there even is a word) for when
a generation of people grow up with a certain set
of tasks and problems associated with these tasks
and so they develop a solution which comes along with its
own set of tasks and problems and
an added degree of abstraction and
this process continues on [...]