Poetry Thursday: All of it


All the joy
all the love
all the sunshine
and sodas
and puppy dogs
would mean nothing
without the rest of it.

All the work
all the tears
all the mistakes
and gaffes
and outright fuck-ups.

Sink through the floor
if you must
but remember
when you can
what put you on that floor
to begin with.

Then go find a ladder
and climb a little higher...


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