Give

If I give away
one thing a day
how long might it take
to feel empty?

At first it will be
easy enough:
the philodendra can fill
a fortnight

After that, the photos
you never saw
and knives too long
to fit my hand

But soon enough
this give-away
will require the grasp
and release of fainter things:

Whispering sadness
wordless anger
hope for the promised
but never real

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