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September 23, 2021

Lighten Up

Kyla Houbolt

here comes the sun I'm looking
at that big news billionaire
wants to ride his dick-shaped spaceship
out into it, I'm hoping something
up there grabs him, he can stay
but look at that water now! maybe
don't just ride some monster boost
but hand by foot climb up this spine of light
old trunk of a timeless tree
dark sparkled bark that glitters fractals
easy to get lost each toehold shows
whole worlds of rooms, bright
patterns capture and never—
but almost!—tell their secrets, I'll just
climb find purchase in the libraries
grip with nails the ancient ceremonies
here I go I make my way up among leaves
that knife my eyes with brilliance til
the sudden sun can blind me
and I see