We remembered to put water in the vase while you were away
& there are days when we notice you havent asked of us.
Only falling back into it for long enough.
Leave us alone soundboard sentiments.
The real, the performance, and not so much.
We are striking in the captivity of our bodies.
They have reduced our humanity to physicality,
& the reward of our death.
We do not sleep.
Always on night watch,
Hushing your babies to sleep,
Taking care of a world that is destined to die.
you don’t ask of us.