this is how to

tell your best friend 
good-bye –– 

leave no promise of
‘see you later’. 

(this is how to
become a ghost.)

lock your door and
swallow the key. 

peel away who you were, 
who you are  ––

who you might’ve been.

(this is how to 
fade away.)

lose yourself 
on the highway. 

delete yourself ––
(redemption tastes 

of hollowness
and summer fog.)

–– –– –– on finding yourself (CNS)