life is lonely:
fill it up.
laugh when you can.
be open to things that scare you.
sing at least once a day.
try to touch at least one being, and be touched.
life is lonely.
we all know it.
lean into it.
there are times when you need
that gut-wrenching truth.
out of that wilderness
can come meaning, purpose,
get your fill.
i go in search of a drink
and find a bar with a door-bell
and ring it and go into the glowing cave
and see earthquake tori calling to me from the tv
from across the continents, saying: let diagonal lies lie;
singing: we are all shell-shocked at one time or another by truth—
this is life. let it be. drink your drink. live your life. love your self, love.