my poetry book is going to be titled OKAY and will have a really long section called SYMBOLIC LOGIC

you kept talking about 'monistic epistemology.'

i kept thinking 'you don't mean epistemology.'

i don't know.

i think i was trying to make a point about spinoza

and parmenides and how they both said everything was just one thing

and you didn't really understand

what i was saying about time

being just a part of the thing

so that everything just existed

and moments didn't really go away.

i told you it made sense and wasn't pessimistic.

you looked worried.

i felt inadequate.

i felt like not existing

for a second so you could think about something else

and change the expression on your face.