All considered, I don’t think I have struggled all that much.
Of course, like everyone, I have faced hardships. But my own particular negative experiences have also accumulated in such a way that they remind me of their opposite. That is to say, having known bad, I can also now better understand good.
I realize that this perspective is quite a privileged one—to be able to view my negatives as learning experiences, which, in turn, helps me learn to brush them off, to not let them define me.
Not everybody can afford that perspective.
By Cheyenne Skurczak
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The unreachable horizontal line that time runs after.
When the mirror gives us a distorted image of ourselves (poem).
A man struggling with entropy in his marriage goes out to look at the night sky.
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A pantoum about memory loss (poem).
The entropy of my everyday life is lower than that of my father's generation, but higher than that of my cats.