here first. until we are there.

I don’t know anything

for sure unless I look it up,
but sometimes I can figure
things out if I write them 
down. So it’s up and down
all day long. It’s a good life.
Better than back and forth
or in and out which I find
constraining. I have up
and down in balance and
with my mother’s death
have discovered the true
meaning of before and after.

“Up and Down” by Beverly Rollwagen, from Flying. © Nodin Press, 2009. 

from The Writer’s Almanac

———

it’s been 8 years. wow.

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