the treatments are fair, however, dull. c o t t a g e s i n i t a l y d a n c e s i n s p a i n f r a g m e n t s o f l u x u r y , f r a m e d and we learn from our mothers. ambition contained. of rouge in the morning ego drained. penciled-in defeat of where our lips aren't. the balance of heat "but i am my own heart." and not of my mind. trusting uncertainty /// upside-down maps a group of men laughing, as i furrow back. puddles of crude emotional leakage, frightening and away from anywhere i'm allowed to be me. so i stay.