noun verb qualifier > noun verb

so here’s where the verb-to-qualifier
thing makes such a difference
to the speaker to the audience:

noun verb/‘it broke’

see here ‘broke’ is a verb
there is no doubt that a thing
once whole broke and that kinda sounds like the end of that story like my pencil broke ok toss that shit let’s get a new one the lamp broke trash that pos and let’s go to target

noun verb qualifier/‘it is/was broken’

awwwwwwwww shiyutsee this is something
we can work with

there’s something about the language here that indicates what is or was broken can and will be or is already again whole. this isn’t the end of the story.

status is damn near always temporary. noun verb qualifier indicating status/i am tired/i am hungry/i am wearing a blue shirt/i am depressed/i need to poop

if the status of one is broken/brokenness, that status can and will be changed. which is why the author would argue that the noun qualified as broken never actually broke.

i am getting better

this struck me in the shower:

i’ve always gotten so frustrated
with myself
angry sad sometimes
a little self-loathing
because
the question i would ask
and use to weigh my worth was

‘am i better yet’

and ‘better’ could mean
anything have i
lost enough weight so
that i feel sexy shirtless
is this relationship perfect if not
how can i make it be
(such dangerous relational verbal 
mentality, ‘make’ 
instead of ‘help’ or ‘serve’) 
can i dunk emphatically
have i gotten hired
does she like me
have i done everything
perfectly today
am i better
is a question that can
only ever be answered
‘no.’
and if that is all i ask myself
and all i see within is
‘no’
‘no i am not better’
well, i’m not gonna feel good
and it’s quite likely
i will tank entirely since
i’m not better why even try
so
what struck me in the shower
was
realizing i’ve begun rewording
the question as
‘am i getting better’
and the answer to that is
almost always ‘yes.’