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Rut

The day refuses to begin,
morning is a blur of hatred,
a fog of dream-induced fears,
a sigh and a rustle of sheets

I started this without knowing,
by stopping

One step is almost a crime
in some directions

This is a lie in another inflection:
I awoke

No new thoughts came,
no new friends,
only stagnation

Quiet endings to things
I didn't know were gone, at first

unused departments, shut down
fat collected here, there

I let politeness be a burden

First they take
your honest compassion,
replace it with obligation

I started this without knowing
by stopping