Kate Norton

the air is like wet chalk
the fan is weak and aimless
condensation forms on a glass I have not washed
water fills a fourth of that glass

does bamboo need direct sunlight?

a carved bear is circled by dead brown bamboo

after Monday I’ll want to be naked in front of people

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She screams at me
I don’t know
what?
I guess food
has to wait
feed on a schedule
too early
Those are the rules
good food
Imported from New Zealand
Terrible for the environment
people are dying horribly
these cats get food from New Zealand
i get furry cuddle buddies

I will die horribly maybe

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I suffer from
ignorance

not knowing
what brings happiness

I suffer from
bad habits

the tendency to
repeat what I’ve done
before

and what i’ve done repeatedly
leads to suffering

I suffer from
lack of will

I do not want
ease, peace, well being

enough

I suffer from
the inability
to love myself

like I love my cats

I suffer from
fear

I suffer from
arrogance

I suffer from
laziness

I suffer from
loneliness

I suffer from
a mind

that can’t

focus

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