FRAGMENTS (a mini poetry collection)

In an effort to distance myself from my past, I archived some of my old works from the summer. Recently, I found myself returning to some of those works for introspection. In thinking about pain as memories, I offer fragments—or some of those pieces of writing from my summer poetry.

from the poem, December

and i am replaying
 our phone call in my head

wondering how this happened

from the poem, Joshua Tree

but the whole time

i was anxious

from the poem, Shared Pain 

but you glorified 
the figures in your life

while I used them as introspection

from the poem, Arsonist 

there are 23 versions of me

each of them created by you

in the hopes that somehow it would fix everything

from the poem, summer 

if i am being honest, i find myself playing detective all the time