not photogenic gene

one day all of the words that I knew
turned into a person’s name
and the world got smaller
scratching an itchy bug bite
has never felt so satisfying
false idols plague the news
while I drink wine and
try to convince my worried mom
that my brother isn’t too thin in that picture

she shouldn’t worry
I look at the picture and try to see it from her point of you
maybe he did something weird,
something that he regrets,
maybe he’s going through something
responded with a no

we’re all going through something
but really nothing
it’s just thoughts

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