too many things

shiny black case that encases

encases a photographic memory

after-thoughts from indulgent trips

ripped and fading pieces of paper

paper as fragile as a secret

reminescent of buried lies

borrowed ink and tangled words

tangled words to form thoughts

lacking tragic romanticism

glossy white and blue pages

pages authored by escapism

loose noose around the neck

capsules to contain restlessness

restlessness that's left half finished

half burned to the ground

too many things

that i want

that i have

that i might

leave behind.