the truth about humans

no, if i’m honest, i don’t
i don’t want to hear
about your feelings
i’m having enough trouble
keeping my own
above water
and i don’t know what
i would do with yours
i don’t know where
i would put them

i would want to say
something helpful
but the words
would only add
to the aggregate weight
of the stones in our guts
and we’d sink to the bottom
of this polluted

but sinking together
sounds better than
sinking alone
so ok
i’m listening

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