It was just one task to recover the taken-for-granted.There were others. Such as: simply recover.
And then? And then considerthere's no time off for good behavior,
that the city was a carnival of incandescent streets
but also a dim labyrinth, that the beloved bridge
connecting two wonders of solid groundprovided as well a jumping-off point
for those who had lost heart.
That some roads, no matter how far
they take you, will double back.And then? And then consult the window
for weather. Put on some clothes
and good intentions. Begin again.