dear dear dear

Your poem can be in the form of a letter to a person, place, or thing, or in the form of a back-and-forth correspondence.

dear expert
no one can be well here
no well person can break the skin
suck out the life into cloud
leave the house unoccupied and wasted
in the road

but it lives in all of us
this idea of death
of taking life because [reason]
you’ve either found your reason
or successfully avoided it

this is our black burden
every day we are given the sole
of the boot, of the white concept of self
we either learn to love the weight at our neck
or we fight
fair or unfair,
we are not immune to the war in the soil here