A wall of eggs outstretched

in every direction 
entertainment as a construct
demarcating decadence in society 
cicatrix like beak of cockatrice
closed circuit 
over my right nipple 
I’m like an alcoholic—the more time I spend on the road, the more likely I am to be charged with manslaughter 
only the straight and neural for me, cowboy. 
It’s 2024 and I can’t italicize a text message like how is this real life? 
Anyway, don’t read this in full til July 10th:
nice going, you stubborn bastard. 
Beggars can’t be choosers, but I didn’t beg to have a choice and didn’t choose to beg in the first place. 
Dark influence is everywhere—never let anyone tell you you deserve what you are.
And most importantly,
An erasure a day
keeps ____________________________ away