I can’t remember
if I mentioned the sun. I’m afraid to look back
& check. I’m afraid to stop. The workings
a mystery, the feelings of hunger & heat.
People, here are the results.
Today, I’m left or leaving. Would I have stayed
a few more minutes if someone had tricked me
into thinking those minutes repair & build?
Nate Pritts, “How To Say Goodbye Early Morning,” Right Now More Than Ever: Poems (H_ NGM_ N BOOK, 2013)