"Everything Will Be All Right" is a novel in verse about a group of high school friends in late-80s L.A. coming to terms with the end of their shared moment together.
"We walked and walked our midnight city streets until
our footsteps traced the name of god,
until the clatter of our sneakered feet
mingled with our gasps, our fits of anxious laughter,
to sound its thunderous cryptonym, awaken
holy spirit, draw it to our tingling
fingers up through champagne arms, into chests
like tilt-a-whirls, then again out
mouths feeding back
in upward spirals;"
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