Electricity and Dirt

All other eyes focused on the stars
An unwavering pace toward the light in the distance
Graciously filling their spaces, their holes in the earth
I face the world alone
Held back a grade for signs of a stutter
A failure to meet age expectations
Attempting to place a square block in a round hole
Chewing rubber
Dirt turns to electricity in his mouth
Body flailing in the air
Clinging to the ground with his forehead
He brings life

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