i'm fine, you're fine, we're all fine!
maybe we should have mr. webster reconsider


this generation is giving
new meaning to the word

because last time i checked,
fine didn't mean fingerprints
around your neck
or blood on your wrists

i didn't think fine
included shattered
dreams and empty
smiles and black ink
t r a g e d i e s

i wasn't aware that fine
meant black tears on pale
cheeks and empty shells
of a used-to-be-pretties

but the phenomenon has
reached all sharp corners
of the planet, and now
we're basking in the glory
(horror) of being fine.

if we can so easily
change the meaning
of one word,
shouldn't that mean we can

redefine the world?