#PTSD

watching the many screens 

killing the endless hours and

they say there’s a heart in your chest

i don’t remember and they say 

there’s thoughts in your skull

i don’t know. but it’s better

to be numb than feel

#katyamills

1984

the song hit the radio 

we ran for many blocks 

like someone left our cage open we

caught our breath in an army navy store

it was 1984. you held a pocket knife

under my neck. gimme all you got

my face turned red and hot

i dropped an elbow in your gut you 

were my best friend

#katyamills

leaving base camp

base camp

cool dead quiet before dawn

jumps into packs tied down

sheets spikes knots

and clothes

a thousand eggs for breakfast

a hundred cups tapped off 

the coffee urn

radios full of feedback 

my love my love the dreamers 

swoon

above the swirling winds 

howl around a hidden

peak

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