Madness

madness is

wearing your ex’s bracelet next to the current boyfriend’s on the same wrist while fighting with your new best friend about your old one

madness is

puberty and periods and prom

madness is

four kids at bed time

madness is

the new

madness is

that good good, the kind you stayed awake for

madness is

music

madness is

getting pissy drunk on a Tuesday in preparation for the weekend so you forget about the job you hate

and somehow

my madness is

love

pure, like hunger, and the stabbing reminder that you are