They choose feelings of anger

because it’s easier than feeling small.

Why sit feeling defenseless,

when they can instead feel scary and tall?

People feel anger like sharks

feel blood in the water. In a frenzy.

Seeing red and hearing less,

they can smell it from a mile away.


Moral Superposition

I read the other day

92% of people think

they’re much more moral

than most other people.

Do you think they just gloss over

all their minor transgressions

and minor suggestions

they received on how to be nicer?

All I know is I can’t monitor my tone,

and I should probably get better

at picking up the phone,

and I should definitely roll my eyes less.

So many little lessons

I’m so bad at implementation,

but at least now nightly water glasses

don’t crowd either of our nightstands.

I think I started this poem

as some form of self-validation

like thinking I’m worse

somehow makes me better.

At least I remember what

superposition is

and how it relates

to my conscience.

92% of the time,

I think I’m much worse than I am,

but I really can’t tell

if that puts me with 8% of people.