Checking in with my body
preparing for the day
I contemplate, reiterate
rephrase how to say

Do I really want this to rhyme again?
Does my tendency to use certain forms and phrasing
say something about me?
Is this really what I want to say?

In another life
I might have deleted what I just wrote
Part of me wishes to do so now
I think of a conversation I just had
and how

How different I am from them
while looking for the same
Blessings from this life
put my fears
my Lamenters
to shame

I chuckle inward
at those last few phrases
Only my sweetheart will know why

The mean time
will be far from that
Never ado
Adieu, farewell