we were young then                                     the country was young

we had feral nature, territory
expansion plans                                             we were young

still treating our skulls as helmets we didn’t
know anybetter                                             shithouse earth,
                                                                          heart like a dumpster

hadn’t seen a bee or a bear in quite some time
not seeing the absent

forest for the absent trees                             guilt was a migraine
                                                                           we didn’t have

we had headshots, your dumpster heart unsure
of what it was full of

    like a daisy

I severed myself from earth
to give away to you                                          with enough fury,
                                                                            ignorance is sustainable