22 Nov 2022

Maybe I’m smarter now because I have time — to think, to exist, the pressure unmounted, time to scale back. Maybe I never needed a mentor. Maybe I needed space. A new job. A better support system. A daily commute. A year to settle in. A home.

Two men sit in a bar booth, staring into the camera in low light, other lights twinkling from the street through the blinds of the window behind them.