humanity (one)

painted face of person portrait photo
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people who blame us for the way that they feel
are the ones who need our help the most

and even though it is so, so difficult
when treated with contempt by said people,
to keep our emotions level
and to not balk, stagger, or cry

and to not let ourselves feel like absolute shit

we really need to try

because that’s the only way
to move humanity forward.

 

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

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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