Duo Mentēs It was a lot different before, some might say simpler even. No girl, living day by day as part of a pack— The first time I saw her beauty, I seemed to go through a transcendence that washed away any anger and ill behavior— My friends all I had, watching out for them as they watched out for me. Simpler maybe, but dull— We talked that whole night, although my memory suffered from the full force of intoxication, making the subject manner absent in my recollection— Don’t get me wrong I loved the lifestyle, lived for it… still live for it. But there was still a certain longing— From there it moved quickly, part of me was recovering from a recent heartbreak, but the other half was forgetting faster than I could think back— Not a longing for a change, or even a specific person. I think I just needed someone to care for me, more than anything else— Before I knew it, I cared for her more than anything else. People told us we were perfect together— 6
The final draft of my first chapbook, submitted for my college poetry course.