so let me tell you what it’s like

by mickharris

so let me tell you what it’s like to join a cult in the digital age

you meet someone

it starts on the internet

because everything does now


and then you find yourself moving

money flowing through your hands

gently and persistently boxing and storing your feelings and needs to satiate the endless drain of someone else, of the someone

the sacred and the precious someone

whose every whim and feeling and dip and soar is far more important than you, your body, your mind


it’s hard to begin this project but it needs to open, i have to poke a little hole through the paper and see what’s on the other side.  fall in.