Day 9: American Bones

they never warned us

about every single day

when we wake up


to find reasoning

of why

we should

keep at it

when we'll never own

our own house

we can hear them

in the backs of our minds

talking about

working harder

will get you


you need

when it’s all


and used up

they worry about the future

how things will end

but we’ve been living

in a wasteland

telling ourselves

that it could be worse

when others

tell us

that it’s better

than it ever was

and there’s not a single



about any of it

because we all


a long time ago

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