in sickness

you look good: your recent
illness seems to have
improved your form, or at least
what didn’t kill you
appears to have
made you stronger. I would
never say this to your face, because
I hate it when
people say it to mine, but
it kind of looks like
you’ve lost weight. maybe
it’s just that
wearing a dark color
is more flattering,
a phenomenon I’ve also

not that I have the right
to notice, or care – a fact of which
I’m acutely aware – but
it’s so nice
to see you out
and about

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R. Brookes McKenzie

what fresh hell is this

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