Talking About the Craziest Thing I’ve Ever Done

you never really know
about a thing until
you’ve done it.
and maybe
that’s
been
the
story of my life.

i was texting with a friend
the other day and she
says, tell me about
the craziest
thing
you’ve
ever
done. and i laughed.

that would not be possible,
i told her. they’re too
numerous & too
involved
to write
about
like
this. hard to believe,

sometimes, that they ever
really happened at all.
but they did. and
looking back
it’s
like
a
dream. but, not a

good one, necessarily, and
not a bad one, either:
just a dream as
in some-
thing
just
shy
of reality. hard to

touch now that it’s so far past.
and yet, somehow i know
that things had to be
the way things
were
be-
cause
you never really know

about a thing until you’ve been
there, and you’ve done it
and you own it in
this way as
your
own
and
then you just keep moving.

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