The Thing Is

 ︎︎︎ Lora Mathis
︎ FEB 22, 2022

You read some poets’ words and think
No one has ever understood me like this
They must be my soulmate !
A genius!        They really understand!

Then you get into a room with them
Where they’re sitting wearing an old sweatshirt
With a tomato stain down the front of it

What do we expect from these people
They stare at the sky for an hour only to run home whispering,

I was a cloud I was a cloud

Until I melted away

Lora Mathis
is a poet, artist, and student living in Oakland, by way of San Diego. @lora__mathis

Also by Lora: The Snakes Came Back