I could do it
I had begun
Some is set down somewhere
Does anyone ever re-read their journals
Impossible to set it all down
Lots just has to be lived… —my preference
I CAN set down “Don’t be helpless” (my motto)
Don’t give up, don’t kill yourself (however
slowly), don’t look for trouble, if stuff gets
in your way kick it under the rug, stay well
stay with it, MAKE it come out right
But then on top of all that there has
to be something that’s you distinctively
and that can be rarely set down.
It’s been great, it’s been hell, it’s been swift,
it’s been endless, it’s been fair, it’s been tough,
it’s been lucky, it’s been a ball, it’s been
incredibly sad, it’s been hard work, it’s been
lonely, it’s come out right and I wouldn’t have
lived it any other way
You’ve gotten a bit older and so have I.
Hopefully you know yourself better.
And so sometimes there’s nothing can be done
Sometimes there is …