more notes for selflessness

it’s nice to be kneaded a
body rough
from being loved

“Love should be put into action!”
screamed the old hermit.
Across the pond an echo
tried and tried to confirm it.
– Elizabeth Bishop

my addiction is not to capricious drinking but
to concrete redemption:
the next day

i’ve spent a lot of time reading
about toxicity
and relationships

to love a little less
to love more