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because sometimes you get lucky enough in life to know someone that by their mere existence spins your brainpan in just the right way

how to decide if something is triggering

the sound of a dog slurping water
is triggering
the accidental taste of grit,
Aqua Net hairspray
& grape kool-aid
ruins me
for days.
the crisp
names that begin with
the letter C…
fuck, man.
if i had to sit in his lap again
all four years old and trembling,
blacking out in the worst parts–
this will both torture and comfort you
in years to come.
well it would not do me any worse
for the detached i have come to learn.
but i love you anyway
and all the
sights, sounds and smells
that get me on a regular basis /+
a lawnmower in the distance,
the blackened room,
the smell of fresh, boiling

Michele McDannold is the author of Stealing the Midnight from a Handful of Days, a book of poetry available from PUNK HOSTAGE PRESS. She was the Editor-in-Chief at Red Fez Publications for five years and is currently the editor/publisher at Citizens for Decent Literature. She has an extensive collection of flannel and rubber chicken heads. For more, please visit