“Lies We Believe About Ourselves” by William Breden

Image by Deanna Larsen

Adolescence wasn’t that big a deal
it was the apocryphal apocalypse
the big bang that wasn’t

It was the hot rush of hope and the
lingering melancholy of school
fingering everything that moves

It was turning to my first love to say
the rest of my life is a long time
I don’t want to spend it with you


William Breden has talked all sorts of nonsense for years but has only recently started writing some of it down. He lives in England which is handy because that’s where his wife, cats and fridge are. You can find his work in Kenning Journal and Seltzer. In his spare time he goes Bunburying.

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