every morning i

every morning i
wake up a little
farther from
you.

i am stepping
into my bathtub
and the just smooth
porcelain underneath
6-a.m.-new
toes reminds me
to steady myself.

i turn on a cool
stream, but as i touch
the shower curtain,
i am slipping
again –

there is a give-and
take
relationship
in each morning’s
renewal

i have to keep
accepting
a world without
you each time i
step out
.
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