Artwork by Stephen Van
Artwork by Stephen Van

the tao that is the true tao

is the tao you make up when

steaming in your shower

+ all you can think about

is how at the party

you didnt feel like you

just kept drinking more

+ more until finally the world

turned into elements + you

turned into elements too

+ you couldnt wait to be

in your shower again

scrubbing water on skin

that fakest of tao + now

you are in that shower

+ maybe you are crying

or maybe you are not

but at least you are doing

so honestly