Final Notations

it will not be simple, it will not be long
it will take little time, it will take all your thought
it will take all your heart, it will take all your breath
it will be short, it will not be simple

it will touch through your ribs, it will take all your heart
it will not be long, it will occupy your thought
as a city is occupied, as a bed is occupied
it will take all your flesh, it will not be simple

You are coming into us who cannot withshand you
you are coming into us who never wanted to withstand you
you are taking parts of us into places never planned
you are going far away with pieces of our lives

it will be short, it will take all your breath
it will not be simple, it will become your will

~~Adrienne Rich 1991

It is simple, actually.  I can write the process down on a flow chart, measure it and call it a success. I can tell you each step I’ll take, why I chose it, and why after awhile it will not hurt.

It isn’t simple, actually. Because I don’t want to follow the steps anymore. My body is changing and so is my mind. They are changing together, becoming lighter…I slept last night.

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