mania demands. & so we do. she’s always so convincing yet quiet enough to make me feel like she isn’t even there. her ideas become mine, what she wants becomes what i want. in the end, i have no one to blame but myself.
anyways, on the way to the moon, we listen to pop songs. eat junk food. cry a little bit. laugh a little bit. the rest of the universe doesn’t matter, she tells me. i don’t question her.
we get there and the view is incredible . . .
until i realize that mania is no longer with me.
i’m left alone — floating —
amongst stars & craters.
Audrey bowers is a poet & writer from Indiana. They are an MFA candidate at Butler university and the founder of brave voices magazine. you can find them @coffeeforaudrey on twitter.