Unfinished, indebted

pair of blue socks hanging
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life is a never ending project with ever-expanding scope

always a scuff mark here, peeling paint there

socks that need folding, a too-old sofa set

~

we can’t ever really start from scratch

we stand on the shoulders of everyone who came before,
always indebted, but never able to fully pay

always moving forward, but never fully in control

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there is something interesting and maddening and liberating about planning for something, then relinquishing nearly all control when it comes time for execution

it’s hard

but it’s an art we should probably be thankful to be learning

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how rich are our lives going to be, an unfinished project, being articulated as we build over and under each other

it’s okay with me if someone else brings their supplies and joins up wherever, in the middle

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