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Issue # 5 September 2011
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Rosalie Morales Kearns


The Next Step Is Always to Forget

The next step is always to forget
the list you drew up so carefully.

It's at home, on the counter
or maybe the desk.

The next step is to forget
your irritation,

because you're human,
because things get lost.

Because you're human,
the next step is to forget.

Then it's on to the next list:
Groceries to buy.
Retorts you could have made.
Traits of the person you hoped to become.