Tagged: hold on

my six aunts and

my six aunts and
uncle gather around
grandma’s hospital
bed, allowing
the performance of
procedure to overtake the
art of living.
Their hands
are collectively
tied in the pursuit
of individual
blamelessness.

grandma looks
on, one against
six, a tube down
her throat, mindful
of cumulative losses.

as in every
situation, time
flexes its
muscles, taunting us
to hold on or let go
while duty,
devotion, and rivalry
measure us for both
.
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there is as much

there is as much
volume
for holding on
as there is for
letting go. one
being more
visible than the
other, we
keep choosing
to go all in
.
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all of it begins

all of it begins
to fade even as we are
capturing it – pen

to paper, experience
to memory – don’t hold on
.
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there is a stinging

seconds before flight,

this is just to say,

this is just to say,
if we want to, we can time
it right each day, so

that when we reach the river,
we can let go of it all
.
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there is an ease to