January 16, 2020:

The Little Drummer Girl,
badass in her rugby shirt,
sticks up,

I don't know it yet but she'll become my years-long bestie and saving angel,
the imperturbable little unshakable rock whose steadiness embarrasses me into sobriety
and, sometimes, relative sanity.

School, band, badass, rockin'.
All's well in this universe.