the only word that doesn't sit well with me is valediction, because i couldn't think of what i wanted. but it works. that's definitely how i'd valedictate new jersey. i know that isn't a word. it's nearly five a.m. and i don't care.

the prerequisites

once i finish this degree, once i can
finally say i’m no longer a scarlet student
start applying to graduate schools
establish a residence, a place where i can rest
my own space, a confine just for me
enough money in my savings to create a life i want
a job i love, become a person whom
i don’t feel like snuffing

the departure

this isn’t me fleeing a state that i abhor
or abandoning the people
who haunt me though they are alive
i know already
i won’t hunger, i won’t miss

the valediction

oh north carolina

how i want to be inside you.
the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones that never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn

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i dun get it.

Really? It's rather straight forward.

Read more like a blog than a story, though.