Nathan Lipps πŸ”ˆ

Retirement Plan

I walk the path up
to the house I do not own
each day in time
for what my body
can yet receive. The gourds outside
the door already unraveling
into mush because of routine.
I worry about the mind.

What I’m trying to work out
is whether my silence is a
a new absence
I haven’t waded through yet.
So I hum in rhythm
with the knife and bread
and the hour goes
and another day unravels.
Down the path

away from what I don’t want
to matter. Time and how
we believe it moves.

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About the Author

Nathan Lipps is a poet and teacher from the Midwest.