Shall We Talk About Something New

At which point in life
does the awkward phrase
“coming to grips with reality”

start to repeat
like a broken record player
in your mother’s room
that no one could turn off,

which soon becomes an
all-consuming
parody attempt
at the ABCs of
self-consolation?

© Zelda Reville

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