This Year

We have lost
his dad
my job
countless hugs from our parents and kid and friends
in-person music shows
some not-insignificant amount of youthful vitality in our bodies
even a fleeting adherence to the idea of permanence

We have kept
on going
laughing every day
art on the reg
unflagging support
eating potatoes
collaborative ethic
walks in woods
close quarters

We have gained
appreciation for birds
aspiring snake companions
invitation to change our brains
a vegetable garden
escalating gratitude

Today is
21 years wed.
22 years parenting.
26 years weird team.
Go team.

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