Two Questions, One of Which You Answered
Here’s the first, if you ever see this:
what would you leave behind, stranded
in the woods, and given the option?
I anticipated pragmatic survivalism:
cutlery, tents, loose ends, a t-shirt.
The last time we saw each other,
all I remember is asking the second:
are we so sure
that the sun, just before
it climbs over the forest top in the morning,
is really anything worth rising for?
And to both
I imagine and remember you say
it’s the body you’d leave behind;
and for that we rise, too,
for the body we left