• Vol. 08
  • Chapter 02
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Bird Box Me

Sometimes a story is an allegory
and sometimes it is just a tale.
Sometimes the story is told after the fact,
details changing to fit the present.

Sometimes the story is told before,
and then we have to live our lives
the way they had been proscribed
in the telling.

When faced with the anger of my mother
When faced with the disappointment of my father
When faced with adversity

I close my eyes, cover them,
fight blind like Jean-Claude Van Damme
in the movie Bloodsport
It worked so well for him
he used it again, a year later, in Kickboxer

Does it work as well for me?
How the hell would I know,
my story hasn't been told yet
and I can't see with this
newspaper covering my eyes.