Wednesday, February 7, 2024


How the hell 
am I supposed 
to tell which 
of my parts I 
should clutch
close to me, and 
which I should 
give with a wide 
open heart?  
Nothing in here 
has instructions 
or earmarks—plus, 
it's too hard 
to tell the difference 
between grasping
a thing and 
giving it up 
when every fretted 
gesture goes down 
in the dark.