Monday, December 11, 2023

Showing Up to Go

What are your responsibilities
And why do you each define them so
Differently? Why define them at all?

All bodies require some attention.
There’s no lack of work for hospitals,
Many of which play chimes whenever

A baby is born within their walls.
Do you ever think that it might help
If the body felt a small tingle

Of one kind for a birth, another
For a death, within a radius
That kept reminders tolerable?

Just so you’d know—there’s another gone
And another showing up to go.
Where were we? Responsibilities.

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