Deep Thoughts for the Day: Losing It

isn't it obvious? the clockwork of life tick, tick, ticking by. second after dreadful second peeling another layer off of the foundation.

isn't it there? this moment. i am in. with it. or within. hard to differentiate. how to know. myself lies to me as much as anyone does. lies have purpose. not only victims.

now. can't you taste it. smell it, burning under your skin. a low heat to cook you by until you're all moist and tender. a slow simmer on which you sit.

the plates are set on the table, but the silverware is still being polished.

the guests are beginning to arrive.

but the party hasn't officially started yet.