“I’m the best in the world.”
-CM Punk to John Cena, June 27, 2011
I want you to listen to me.
I want you to leave.
I want to hate you. (I don’t.)
I hate that I’m splitting.
I’m going completely imaginary.
the only thing that’s real is this sick.
let me part. leaving isn’t lazy.
(hell knows.) maybe leaving
is just like rest. (microphone is cut off.)
Josh Shepard (he/him) is a poet and artist living in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. His work can be found most recently or upcoming in Waxwing, Bureau of Complaint, The Lunch Break Zine, cool rock repository, and Slipstream. You can find him on Twitter @JoshShepard.