A PainKiller

1,2,4. Five pills I swallow every morning. I have them with excessive water, it is healthy, they say.

And the fifth cycle is over, I am 35

“Our lives run in cycles of 7 years where every aspect of your life is put under a microscope and examined. And anything deemed unnecessary and no longer positive for your Spiritual growth on your journey gets removed.”

Summer of 2013

t was the summer in Egypt when the nausea returned, when the speculation, the theorizing and the hyperbole didn't stop, when the moral obligation to explain to one's children about "thou shalt not kill" was abrogated in favor of a war on terrorism, when the smallness of people was simply crushing.