Young men of a certain age love to quote.
Their citations referential spirals,
obliquely touching truth. I almost said:
each other. Young men of the age
I’m thinking sit with empty spaces
between them at the movies: Fight
Club, or Dark Knight, or Avengers.
The kind where bold and shirtless
men always win. Is that why they don’t
touch, don’t speak in their own voice, don’t
smell the skin of the young man
not quite next to them? They quote:
Some men just want to watch
the world burn. Carriage turn.
Eternal return. Bro: have courage.
Image by Charles Steinhacker