it was evening / when we found
you in the garden / sleeping in
the middle of a fairy ring / or
that’s how we’ve chosen to
interpret the event / now know
that I am not saying you are
magic / but rather that it is
drawn to you / like all new
mysteries are / the figure of
a body laid out in the set
-ting sun / as though to dry /
god’s tic-tac-toe / circling
you on a piece of paper
that wraps around the Earth /
every new myth is fake news /
but we’re living in it still /
deep in the murk of reality /
where truth becomes, like
memory, magic / faeries
may or may not be real / but
that’s really good enough / as
a kid I learnt that fairy rings
are just rings of mushrooms /
but I don’t remember why they
grow the way they do / who knows
anything real about growth anyway /
they only know about it once it’s
over / that’s like saying a roller-
coaster was easy / when you’ve
spent 3 minutes screaming / that’s
life, baby / just a number of mysteries
and reinterpretations / reinterpretations /
reinterpretations / anything can be anything
when you want it to be / so when you fell
asleep on the lawn / I didn’t label it as
the result of a night of drunken
revelry / but rather / a human rebelling
against the lack of magic / we label
fairy rings fairy rings / and not
just fungi feasting on an underground
corpse / we choose to call many things
love / and through that we speak them
into existence / who gives a damn about
those who know things / who needs to
know anything at all except god / and
even god doesn’t know everything

Freewriting Explanation: Every day, Valen shall use 5 minutes to write completely unprompted and uninterrupted, letting the words lead the way. There is no end purpose to each piece, but rather, the pieces are allowed to develop naturally in their own way. The pieces are then uploaded without edits.

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