Monday, January 9, 2023


In the end, I guess 
what I'll be 
is a list: 

was born 

worked for
such and such,

and died 
taking just about

the same 
amount of love
as he gave up...

But the question 
of who I'll be 

when the yield
of that harvest of words 
no longer matters

is infinitely 
more complex—

not to mention 
an entire 
ocean of ink messier, 

even though 
it's so neatly contained 

by three quite 
innocuous letters.