Just is a word used to minimize and limit.
It saps verbs of their agency.
Just is short for “if I may” or “will you allow”.
If it’s ok with you, I just feel.
If you allow me, I just need.
If you agree, I just think.
Just is an apology before the action ever takes place.
I’m sorry I want.
I’m sorry I feel.
I’m sorry I think.
It implies “I can be smaller. I can be less.”
This word permeates me.
It is threaded through every fiber, down to my genes.
Thus I speak myself from the world.