To live in this world

you must be able
to do three things:
to love what is mortal;
to hold it

against your bones knowing
your own life depends on it;
and, when the time comes to let it go,
to let it go.

Mary Oliver, “In Blackwater Woods” (via literarymiscellany)

The Way Out by Pat Gerkins.

The Way Out by Pat Gerkins.

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