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February 19, 2024

Too Much Too Soon

By Michael H. Brownstein

Too Much Too Soon

I am not on loan,
but I am a loan:

I am not in the boat,
but I am beside it,
some of the time beneath it,
and too often holding on for dear life:

I am not the plane's pilot,
but I am its wing walker
balancing myself as well as can be
in the wind and air,
the mist of cloud,
gatherings of birds:

I am not the mountain,
nor am I the mole hole
or even that slight indentation in the cave
everything already too dark:

I am not for sale,
but I can be.

Article © Michael H. Brownstein. All rights reserved.
Published on 2022-06-20
Image(s) are public domain.
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