It is enough for a lifetime.
It sustains the man.
The man is numb.
He needs distraction.
Because he was not made to walk alone.
What thing happens
when our good foot forward goes
What is left in the waiting places
for the broken?
Garage door repairs
Walking the dog along an empty street beside other people waiting.
the last day that i am forty proves to be a quarter moon in the center of the sky.
the air is half cloud and the other half sun.
that sun rises earlier on my side of this mountain and sets earlier too, but a few short miles around the foothill and i have forced this last night that i am forty to last an inch longer.
i have climbed the mountain of that foothill. i can see half of everything on either side of this town. i can see half of everything around who i will ever be. i am at the very tip without a tether. but the tether is me.