List

Sometimes
my life can be
condensed
into one list
Of what needs to be done.

Laundry
Homework
Running
And
Buying Coffee
of course
Those will all
get checked off.

But those things that work
and worm
their way
into my daily life
That are
bigger than a day
bigger than this week
bigger than me
Refuse to be finished.

Not because they aren’t taken care of
But because they aren’t the kind of things that can be done or solved
Because they aren’t the kinds of things to stop
Because life is ongoing, and so are these important things
that
I can’t
check off.

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