Our pockets full, we've been blessed
with mystery and unseen presences. We
should learn what it means to become
the ancestor, but we are still so enamored
with the million and one ways time is organized 
in this life of constant endings. The ice cream place 
closes at 10. and sushi restaurants make Sundays 
and Mondays their staff weekends. Trash collection 
in this neighborhood is Thursday, and recycling 
is picked up on alternating weeks. More 
than coincidence, serendipity is finding 
a doctor who speaks your language, a human
who sees in you not history as baggage, 
who still opens to the possibility of surprise.

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