Thank You for Coming to My TED Talk by Sadie Maskery

Content warning: Death or dying

Sometimes things just die.
No drama or freak mischance,
just the small fading hum
of systems shutting down.
Neither fear gods nor regard justice
nor seek hope, for there is none.
But persevere with dull futility,
all otherness seeping from dreams.
Until, wan and worn at the last,
stumble to the final open door.
And never ask, what was it all for.

Sadie Maskery

Sadie Maskery (she/her) lives in Scotland by the sea. Her first pamphlet, Push, is due to be published by Erbacce Press in late 2021. Twitter @saccharinequeen

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