heaven help me

I am wrecked

and a group photo says it all

there is a gap

where i might have been (good), indecipherable

and jagged, the word “family”

The Group

burns guilty, ashamed, and oh so always

alone.

last day in a duffel bag and backpack

Tomorrow, I am going to take my things out of bags and boxes

for the first time in months,

but one only unpacks when they are contained, I will be

in my own box

spreading out into my limitations.