i am nonchalance (braven)

by blake ellington larson

cold waters still

where money changes everything
(as do assertions)
we channel our disbelief in ghosts

we succumb to early dwellings
holes in stick-straw houses
myriads of lost chances
(dwelling deeper)

the myth that is your
‘what you expected’
now expects a full turn

snakes that know not their demise

are as parables to words
as echo is to life