Perseverance (for Bianca)


An improv poem on a theme dear to my heart…

It has been a very long couple of weeks, with broken appliances and cars, illnesses within and outside the family, and overexposure to violence, fear, and retaliation. Sometimes, as a person with two chronic illnesses, I want to just quit everything. But I don’t. I keep going. This life is mine, and I believe in squeezing out every last drop of joy from it while I can.

Perseverance (for Bianca)

Perseverance starts small.

It builds in your mind; whenever

you look, it’s there to find.

You have to keep doing all things little and simple.

You have to keep claiming it. MINE.

That’s really the secret.

That’s all.


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