A Thousand Deaths

You were 27
You lived and died
You died a thousand deaths before you stopped breathing


I have not slept
I am jet-lagged
I am ever so slightly drunk
My senses comfortably numbed

20.. – 2021

Social issues at the macro level have changed significantly; sociology, human rights/social justice advocates, and countless organizations/individuals have had significant influence; and yet, at the micro level—the level of the individual—the horror stories continue to be told, seemingly unaffected by the round-the-clock work invested.