I used a dictionary today: Abattoir

I expected it to mean
something medieval
or something fancy
but no, it’s a term
for slaughterhouse
I feel misled


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my blood muscle
got pushed back
it’s suffocating
in the back wall
of my chest cavity
I think I’m breathing
not sure oxygen
is traveling
distress, distraught
what’s the difference
what does it matter

History of the World: Part 6

I couldn’t decide what picture book
to write so I ended up with a circus
in a barnyard starring an octopus
with a stutter due to a horrible
childhood plus a hedgehog sidekick
who encrypts codes for the CIA