no place like

oh my god suddenly i am the sane one in my family.
the flawed but honest and reasonably well-adjusted one.
who has figured out most of her shit.
who they come to for advice and grounding.

they are exploding around me.

and i sit there like...what just happened?

minnesota is weird as ever, but when it gets intense i just put on my running shoes and go down gravel roads under a dried-out tissuepaper evening moon.