in this way one has self-recognition

“Just slap a wig on an ox why don’t you?”
“She’s either deaf or has down syndrome.”
-Andrew Fucking Flint, on Nico

For a soul, for something true,
for something I have spent my whole life trying
to find, it had been found, it is being
found, my door stands open,
we laugh and drink til dawn,
until the pain is gone.