An Ode to Space [Poem]

Here’s to all the companies I never led,
Here’s to all the women I never wed.
Here’s to all the kids I didn’t sire,
Here’s to all the coaches I didn’t hire.

Here’s to all the books I didn’t write,
Here’s to all the battles I didn’t fight.
Here’s to all the degrees I never got,
Here’s to all the awards I never sought.

Here’s to all the jobs I didn’t try,
Here’s to all the houses I didn’t buy.
Here’s to all the plans I didn’t conceive,
Here’s to all the religions I didn’t believe.

Here’s to all the people I never met,
Here’s to all the appointments I never set.
Here’s to all the games I never played,
Here’s to all the promises I never made.

Here’s to all the hands I didn’t shake,
Here’s to all the smiles I didn’t fake.
Here’s to all the approval I never sought,
Here’s to all the bullshit I never bought.

Here’s to all the websites I never started,
Here’s to all the relationships that I departed.
Here’s to all the money I didn’t save,
Here’s to all the fucks I never gave.

Here’s to the courage it takes to stay true,
To the things that you want, that are only for you.
For there’s nothing more painful, or hard to let go,
Than the times you said yes, when you really meant — no.

How do you stop yourself from loving people fully?
Come find out at IntimacyFest, happening June 15-18


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