The Evidence

It manifestsIn the blinked back tearsThe dried blood around the cuticlesIn the hushed voiceThe averted eye contact It manifests in little waysA dimmed light An abandoned hopeA lost dreamAn internal switchA lack of energy while existing It manifests and makes itself evident Despite the “I’m fines”And reassurances Despite the polite smilesAnd eager nodsDespite what everyone wants It manifestsAnd…

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The Building

Apartment 1108 - 5:00pm A woman sits at her glass table in the penthouse, the gorgeous city skyline hidden by her dark drapes. The lights are off. She’s lit up by the glow of her laptop as she tries to figure out how she’s going to pay the rent. The company she was a senior…