i'm not cool enough for this city

everyone is non-monogamous

& wears hats & has awkward

angled haircuts. everyone is

asymmetrical & pretends to

not have money & pretends

to have money. everyone is

in debt. everyone is a burner,

everyone is antifa, everyone

rock climbs & goes to protests

& has ted talks on tap like dry cider.

everyone is scared & is clothed

in shields. everyone came from

a small town. everyone descended

from san francisco. everyone waits

for their online chipotle order

in an amorphous queue like

timid little mice wearing white

guilt vests. everyone is poly.

everyone is ethical. everyone

finds the best clothing at buffalo

exchange. everyone wants to

jump off the st johns bridge.