stutter


Functioning

Fine

Record skips

Scratch

Scrape

Never noticed before

Don’t know how it got there

Scratch

Scrape

Stutter

Guess I’ll never spin this again

File away

A to Z

According to artist’s name

Maybe some day

Rifle through

Set on table

Watch spin

Dread skip

Skip

Stutter

Sigh

I guess

That’s just the way it has to be

Can’t be fixed

Can only find new songs

New tracks

New ways to think

Feel

The rhythm

The emotion

The journey

Feel

File it away

A to Z

According to artist’s name

Alphabetically

Catalogued

With other

Broken records

Tracks

I used to follow

How I used to think and feel

Old parts of me

That gather dust on the shelf

Listening now

Almost unrecognizable

This is who I was?

Almost ridicuolous

How a simple song

Can consume you

And yet

Joy

Often only sad

Because it gets to be

Too much change

All at once