"Poetry Submission" by Alexandra Naughton


Dear philosophical idiot editors,

Hello, I am at a temp job right now using someone else's computer. Please see the poems below for your approval. Thank you.

-- 
Alexandra Marie Naughton
https://www.alexandranaughton.com/

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I'm not lonely, and you're not trying to publicly endorse me
so what am I even doing here
again

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it won't matter how many people retweet the people who have gone out of their way to dampen your spirit if you spend your time focusing on a self-improvement journey

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the journey is part of the destination, bro

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my boss asked me to make a spreadsheet of think piece ideas 
for a machine learning program 
i said "sure" but it made me resentful 
i mean i already know that this is what content is like now but i don't really want to contribute

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The hardest thing, bc you need it to survive, is convincing yourself that you're not a bad person when you believe that you really are.