INAUGURATION ExpectationGenerationInstitutionTry to break my illusionI thought this was the worldBut it’s so much smallerThought I was just meBut I’m so much largerSo much lessCan I fight this tradition?Can I try to resist?Am I just preserving ignorance?I had a strange impressionI was already something specialBefore I got here

Pretending (written in 2011)

The dragonfly door knocker you bought falls five times hard, And you wait outside the house you are no longer welcome. Frantic children crawl across the floor inside. Your paranoid outlook has rubbed off on them, No matter how often they deny it. This is not the first time they have peered out the window…