For CJ


We are more than the sum of our parts

I found out there’s a word for that


Which sounds romantic, but I think what it means is


It’s ok to need other people

To need is to become more. To give is to grow.

To receive with grace is a skill you have helped me learn


When you are tired

All that you have given

Becomes hands to hold you up


And when dusk falls across the grapevines

You may be handed up the stairs and through the bookcase

To rest with words

That mean more than what they are.

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