DECAYING: HOW TO

after SamSketchbook’s “HOW TO DECAY GRACEFULLY”

YOU WERE FRANTIC (FOOLISH, TOO FAST)
AND NOW YOU MUST LEARN THE REPERCUSSIONS

YOU BURNED ALL YOUR CANDLES
AND LIT ALL YOUR MATCHES
THEY LITTER AT YOUR
TIRED, TIRED FEET

REWARD, RECKONING, RECOGNITION,
WHATEVER YOU CALL IT

YOU WILL DO IT

HOW TO DECAY GRACEFULLY(?)

STEP ONE:
LIE STILL

Odelia Fried is a student, poet, and actor based in NYC. Their work can be found in The Fem, Cleaver Magazine, Melancholy Hyperbole, Lavender Review, as well as other literary magazines. Their passions include gender identity, Judaism, adolescence, and the intersections of the three. They can be found on Twitter at @odeliafried.

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