The new surrounded us.

It crushed us

piece by piece;

deconstructed our insides;

tore open our well held ideas;

complicated our ideals;

erased friendships;

denied us of a comfortable life.

Newness explored our minds,

uncovering our fears and desires,

and exposed them to those around us.

The new us,

same shell,

different software.

And now, we’re lonely.

Two new beings amongst the old

with no community.

We lie low,


watching for those like us,

the newness is contagious,

there are more,

may we find them.