MD Kerr

Lessons from endo

Rondeau

Text of the poem

It returns, and over years you learn
to live as light as leaves. You turn
and twist your stem, you brittle, fall
and float. The grinding pain will stall
your lists in any case. Itís stern

and slow, this lesson. Months adjourn,
so live in days. Agendas burn,
so trust the haze. Accept it all.
It returns,

your strength, your dancing power to earn
your striding futures Ė first, unlearn
your plans and drift. Youíre natureís thrall;
your sole survival truth, to sprawl
like wax. Remember that, and learn
it returns.

Thanks to NaPoWriMo.net for the prompt to write about something that returns.

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