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Community and Sunken Cost Bias

two poems about together and apart

By Lucy Dan (she/her/她)Published 3 years ago 1 min read
Community and Sunken Cost Bias
Photo by Vonecia Carswell on Unsplash


Though these times

may have been tough —

we stuck together —

in community

do we find





and movement forward.


By Ibrahim Boran on Unsplash

Sunken Cost Bias

A thousand sunsets

have come and gone —

I thought I was ready

to speak.

I thought I was ready

to begin again

the process and journey

to healing.

I once again

experienced that



interruption —

the constant interruptions —

before I could even finish one sentence.

One sentence

was all I wanted to get out.

This has been such

a costly endeavour,

but I look to the sunrise —

錢財身外物 —

that money I lost

is external to my

physical and emotional well-being.

To remind myself

that I should pull out

this circus before

the entrenched traumas dug

last I reached out

to a helping hand

are dug deeper.


These pieces were originally published here and here.


About the Creator

Lucy Dan (she/her/她)

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