Tagged: count down

we count down to our

day one or day

day one or day
twenty-four, i realize
i think of you
so that there’s less
room for the
rest of it. we all do
it, think of one
another so that we
can manage how much
to withstand, surrender,
resist, confront.
this morning,
i couldn’t get out
of bed, then i
thought of you

it is 288 days:

it is 288 days:
6,912 hours.
414,720 minutes.
24,883,200 seconds.

we were taught mostly
to count up and
the reverse.

when working under
something that only
grows heavier, always
carry a sharp safety pin