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Giving Up



All the things we want but don't have,
all the things we have but don't want—
these are not our treasures,
but we carry them, must carry them,
until we discover that we can leave them behind.
We must leave ourselves behind, too,
but now, or later? Which is better?

All poems are written and copyrighted by Michael C. Rush.
None may be republished or repurposed without permission.