The idealist — Brian Duricy

she like the cup was smaller than the rest, strewn with salt and pepper and oregano

colored dots on the chalky porcelain exterior that sloped, jutted, pouted to give your teeth 

practice in grating, wrapped in a diminutive curb stomp position holding on to remember 

she like the idealist possessed a new consciousness every infinitesimal second discerning 

the previously discarded offering as just that and the tangible penance in her hands real, 

the past, all simulacra, training for the eternal question who am i, what does i remember


Brian Duricy is a writer whose previous work has appeared in multiple major music publications. @uniform_unicorn.

Image: Broken Porcelain, © S. N. Johnson-Roehr (JR), Creative Commons.